Currently Becky works in the Student Ministry area and has served there as a small group leader for several years.
A few random facts about Becky are: (1) she loves to swim, (2) she has “ironman” strength in her thumbs, and (3) the Hulk terrifies her.
Becky shared that there were times many years ago when she lived in fear for her safety and experienced extreme anxiety due to an abusive husband. In those desperate days as a young mother, she was forced to flee with her son, and God provided away out. This is something that Becky has never forgotten, and it has given her a sense of safety, knowing that God’s protection is always there.
She sadly recalls all the warnings that God had given her prior to marriage. Becky and her husband were high school sweethearts. She was a believer and he was not. Over time, he started to control who she could be friends with, and pretty soon there were no friends left. Although her family loved her and warned her that he was controlling too much of her life, Becky pushed her family away. Soon she was isolated from her family and felt alone. She was able to keep a job, but it was very limited to his stalking her on the job. Even though she had warnings in her mind, she reasoned that he cared, that he wanted her attention because he loved her, and that he was looking out for her best interest. All of these things proved to be untrue.
It was when she cried out to God for help and protection that she realized, “no man could do what only God could do.” She put her hope and trust in Jesus Christ, her Heavenly Father who parted the waters for the Israelites.
If there is one piece advice that she would give, it is, “Put God first! We think that idolatry is such an outdated word, but it’s really not. It’s anything that you put before God. If you put any relationship before God, you’re idolizing them.” “But to do this, you will need the strong belt of truth and the breastplate of God’s approval.”—Ephesians 6:14 The Living Bible