When I went out to write a book, I didn’t know how much work it would actually take and what it would take out of me. But I have had a mission since I broke free from my addiction to Cocaine and many other types of self medication. My goal and dream has been to help others to get out of their rut of addiction and pain. I know I have reached my goal some in my ministry as I can tell you many stories of people who I have walked with through the pain of the bad choices they have made to see them come around to living a productive life. The more I have lived the more I have learned the power of the written word. I remembered back to when I was in my addiction looking for books and finding many on how to get become great or how to find my purpose in life. But I was really just looking for help to get back to normal so at some point I could read those books and hopefully become great.
That is what The Hard Way is for, there are some stories from my life and others. But the point is to help you, my goal is that this book would be something that helps the hopeless. I run into so many people who are stuck in addictions of many kinds. I also run into people who just seem to always make bad choices. The Hard Way book is their guide back to normal so they can pick up all those other books like, “The Cause within You” by Matthew Barnett which is a great book on finding your world-changing cause. Or “The Purpose Driven Life” By Rick Warren. Both of these books have helped me even in gaining a passion to finish my dream of having a book for those people who are just sitting at home feeling hopeless and no way out.
I remember sitting in my little apartment in Philadelphia eating beans from a can. This was a can of beans that I had stolen from my neighbor’s house. I really liked my neighbors and didn’t want to steal from them, but I had no money and no food and I was too prideful to go ask for their help. The craziest part was I was hopeless and hungry by choice. I actually had a decent job, I had just blown all of my money on my addiction. I was in bondage which sometimes people mistake for temptation. There is a huge difference, bondage is something you continually do even when you know its going to hurt you. There just seems no way to break free and you become hopeless in addiction and stuck in rut. I am so excited for “The Hard Way” to come out this summer, because I know from the bottom of my heart it will help so many who find their selves hopeless. If you know someone or you yourself seem to be stuck in the bondage of a rut whether in addiction or just constant bad choices. “The Hard Way” book will be something to get. I hope pastors get this book to give to people in these situations. I have poured my heart into this book because my cause is to bring hope and help to the hopeless, through the message of my Lord and Savior Jesus and the tools I have learned and put in “The Hard Way” book to get out and stay out of my rut.