I was not born of a rape incident, but I was, however, born out of wedlock. My mom got pregnant with me, her first and only child, at age 31. Although she always wanted a child since she was 24, she was unfortunately unable. Because she didn’t think she could get pregnant at 31, she and her boyfriend at that time “knew” each other for the first time, and without protection. Four months later, my mom found out she was pregnant with me, and that her boyfriend would soon become her baby’s daddy. When she told him she was pregnant with me, he told her, “What are you telling me for?” My dad, unbeknown to my mother, was married with 5 children already.”

Though my dad initially didn’t want me, my mom never thought I was a mistake. Because she didn’t have a personal relationship with God, she didn’t have me the way He would have wanted her to have me, which is in marriage. Nevertheless, she called me a miracle child, because she didn’t think she could have children. So, there I was, being raised up as a bastard child (as the world like to call fatherless children), by a single-parenting mother.

One day, about a year after my birth, in between 1990-1991, as she was rolling me down the street in a stroller, an old woman stopped my mother in her tracks, and looked into the stroller at me being jolly and smiling. Then she prophesied to my mom that her child was blessed and that she was also blessed to have him. 18 years later, in 2008, I became saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. Then in Dec. 08, God gave me a dream which impelled me to pray and intercede for my mom’s salvation. In January of 09 she came to church with me and dedicated her life to God. She’s growing as a Christian right now today.

Then in July of the summer of 2009, God gave me another dream to pray and intercede for my dad’s salvation. And I prayed for him, and in the summer of 2010, my dad came to the place of my residence at that time, and pulling a Christian cross necklace from out of his shirt, he told me that he has put his faith in Jesus. This suprised me, because the last time I lived with him, he told me, “You and your GOD can get out my house.” But now, he can’t stop talking to me about me and MY God. Though he doesn’t really seem sold out now, and has more knowledge of the Bible than fruit of the Spirit, I have been given a word from God, “Take heed my son, for your father is in my hands.” So I stand on it. My parents are still not married and probably never will be, but my dad finally appreciates having me as his child now; I am even staying at his house right now, for this summer of 2011. His wife has been deceased for a long while now, but I pray for my half siblings all the time to get saved. I’ve even had a conversation with my two older brothers and my older sister and my neices about God. They are still in unbelief, but at least I planted a seed.

God uses me, a bastard, mightily for his kingdom. I have ups and downs just like everybody else, but now that I know God, I have a blessed life, which I love. I’m a senior about to graduate from college next year, I have awesome friends, and I lead many souls to Christ, Glory be to God, because He has put a calling over my life and I am determined and destined to fulfill it. God is the author and finisher of my faith, no matter how I came into the world.

So, in summary, whether you are a child who was born out of wedlock or by rape, God can still use you. Hey, Jesus was born of a virgin. He was born abnormally as well. But God still had a purpose for his life and he was still loved by God. If you may have a biological father who wants nothing to do with you or a mother who wish she would have aborted you when she had the chance, the Bible tells me in Psalm 27:10 that, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.”

You will not be a bastard child anymore if you become a Christian. In Christ, all things become new. When you put your faith in Jesus, you receive God’s Holy Spirit and are adopted into his sonship. You become a son or daughter of God and a co-heir with Christ. You gain access to eternal life in Heaven, and all things pertaining to an abundant life while here on earth. God is a father to the fatherless and a mother to the motherless. And he will raise you up to be holy as he is holy. He will never leave nor forsake you. Jesus loves you as his own, because ultimately, though you parents birthed you, Jesus knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. He has foreknown you since before the foundation of the world and He has predestined you for greatness!

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