I heard a unique story today of someone finding their way to Christ. A young man I was talking to said he grew up in a home where they did not attend church. Occasionally his mom would shove a Bible in his face and tell him to read it when he was going through a tough time. He tried reading a little here and there, but it didn't make any sense to him. Other than those bizarre moments he had no connection with God.
After high school he went off to college where he spent his first few semesters partying in every way possible. Eventually he found that the partying led nowhere and left him feeling empty. He wandered if there really might be a God or at least something more to life. He couldn't talk to any of his buddies about his confusion and fear and he began to fall into depression.
Eventually he spoke to a counselor at his college who recommended he pick up self-help book at the bookstore and everything would work out fine. While he was at the bookstore he also picked up a Bible. After a few days he gave up on the self-help book, but he continued to read the Bible. Right before September 11, 2001 he found himself readin in Revaltion. When the twin towers fell he thought it was the end of the world.
When the world kept spinning he dove back into Revelation and read that sinners would be thrown into a lake of fire. This concerned him because he knew he fit the profile and that he was in deep weeds if he died. Not knowing where else to go he turned to a Christian chat room on AOL and began asking questions. A young lady eventually invited him into a private chat room and led him to commit his life to Christ. From there he connected with a small group of commited Christian men at his college and eventually into church.
If you are scoring at home this young man found his way to Christ through nothing but the book of Revaltion, a terrorist attack and an anonymous Christian in an online chat room. It was reminded that God only uses me because he wants to; he doesn't need to use me to change people's lives.