Born to be Wild – About Him

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“God did not save you to tame you.” from Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere

I was born to be wild.  I believed that in the core of my being.  I embraced my wildness to the detriment of all who loved me.

Believing this lie limited me from experiencing healthy and lasting relationships.  Believing this lie kept me from pursuing the abundant life offered by Christ.

I grew up in a Christian home.  My mom followed Jesus with passion and trained me in His ways.  I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was eight.  I read my Bible and went to Sunday school and youth group.

 I rebelled and became the prodigal daughter. My attitudes and actions broke the hearts of loved ones and left a trail of devastation.  I spent a lot of years sowing my wild oats.

Thankfully, I was saved from a dark and desperate place.  I was running from God and everyone who loved me.

In the midst of my running, God was with me.  He never stopped pursuing me.  He saved me for something bigger.

When I truly surrendered my heart to Christ, He made it very clear that He would use me.  As I grew in my healing and depended more on Him, I was awakened to His call on my life.

You are not your own, you were bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:19 and 20)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

His call on my life was to be wild for Him.  As wild as I had been in my pursuit of worldly pleasures, I would shift this energy and passion into following Him.

The return on being wild for Jesus has been overwhelming.  I have a beautiful family.  My husband lives for God and leads our family.  Our children are being raised to believe they too can be wild for God.

There is nothing that I pursue or have more passion about than Jesus.  His love has ransomed me and His truth has been revealed to me.  In the depths of my being, I know that I am His.

I belong.  I am loved and accepted. I am adored. I am wild about Him.  I am wild for Him.

About the author: Tammy Werthem is a stay at home mom to two boys.  She lives with her husband, Jacob in Stuart, Florida.  They are native Floridians who met at church, while getting sober. They seek to live lives that lead others into the “abundant life” promised to all who believe. Tammy is a life coach at http://everydaylifeline.com/ and a blogger at http://iwokeupyesterday.com/

  • http://twitter.com/Jennyboltprice Jenny Bolt Price

    thank you Sundi and Tammy for inspiring others to tell and LIVE in the truth of their stories. your courage is contagious

    • http://www.sundijo.com Sundi Jo Graham

      She has an amazing story. Would love if you would share yours Jenny.

  • http://twitter.com/cupojoegirl Eileen Knowles

    “He never stopped pursuing me” And so very thankful He doesn’t! Great truth, Tammy!

    • TammyBoltWerthem

      Yes, so glad we serve a God who never gives up!

  • savoy

    Amen sistah amen it was truth. Thanks for ur honesty. Amen

    • TammyBoltWerthem

      love you Savoy

  • http://intentionaltoday.com/ Ngina Otiende

    Amen. Am so glad He never gives up on us

    • TammyBoltWerthem

      thanks for reading:)

  • Lou

    Thanks for sharing, Tammy! Beautiful testimony from a beautiful woman!

  • FaNcY Free Photog

    LOVE!!!

  • melindalancaster

    Wonderful testimony!