The power of social media in this day and age is a powerful tool, one of which Ted DiBiase and the Heart of David Ministry have taken on board, and used to its fullest potential.
I currently live in London, England across the pond, so seeing Ted live and in person is just a dream for me, one that is unlikely to ever come to fruition. However, as I was looking around the internet in the early days of December 2013, reflecting on the year that had just passed, I found something missing in my life. I have a tremendous family, a fantastic group of friends, and I’m lucky at the young age of 23 to have a full time job working for local government. However, as I sat at home on my week booked off work, I couldn’t help but feel this sense of un-fulfillment in my life. As much as I tried, I couldn’t quite place why I had such a emptiness inside me, but I did.
Professional wrestling for as long as I can remember has been my escapism, so I found myself looking up some classic WWF matches with old time favourites, one of which was the character of the Million Dollar Man. In my curiosity, I began to research what Ted was up to these days, and came across a video online in which Ted gave a service. In this video, Ted bared his soul to a room full of people he’d unlikely never met until that night, and he was passionate in the story that he told, but above all else, he was honest. He spoke of his past transgressions, and boy, I could relate. Ted spoke on the loss of his step-father at a young age, and I felt true pain and sorrow for him. However, it was Ted’s story of starting his relationship with Jesus anew that I found truly inspiring, and it made me think as to what my relationship with Jesus was today.
I felt compelled to find my old bible that had been given to me in primary school at the tender age of 8 years old, the same which I had looked at only a handful of times over the years when I felt I lacked direction. But much like Ted mentioned in his service, I only seemed to seek God’s help and wisdom when it benefited me most. Selfishly, I only wanted God in my life when it suited my needs. So, I began to read, and over the course of December, I felt myself spiritually awakened in a way that I didn’t think possible before. That desire to fill a void in my life, as each day passed, I could feel something changing in me. I found this website, and through social media began to follow Ted on Twitter and added the Heart of David Ministry on Facebook. This website is now proudly one that I visit frequently, and my spiritual journey is continuing.
I just wanted to take this time to thank Ted for helping me become a better person, and helping me finding my saviour in Jesus Christ. As each day passes, my relationship is only getting stronger, and for that, I am eternally grateful. I wanted to share this quick story to show the power of social media and that despite me living across the pond and never having the privilege of seeing Ted in person, his message still had a huge impact on me.
God bless, and kind regards,