Zimbabwe-born Maxwell Ncube lived for the moment but often thought about the fact that life is uncertain and no one knows when death will be around the corner.
"I was often thinking about where I will go after I die," Maxwell shares.
Yet he did not look further into it and continued living in whatever way pleased him.
"I used to like cheating, going out with different women, drinking a lot of alcohol and doing drugs. I went to prison for hijacking someone's house and making it my own," he confesses honestly.
Yet when he went to prison for his crimes, Maxwell was given the opportunity to find out more about life after death.
"I sat in my cell and thought about all the things I was doing and I knew it was good to look for God to transform my life," he shares.
"A friend invited me to a church service where the pastor was teaching about Jesus Christ. I was overwhelmed by the preaching and I knew I needed to dedicate my life to Jesus Christ."
Maxwell was amazed to here that Jesus had taken the punishment of death that he deserved for his wrongdoing against God. He knew that he no longer wanted to live for himself but instead live to honour Jesus.
As it says in 2 Corinthians 5 verse 15, "Jesus died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them."
After committing his life to Jesus and asking God for forgiveness for the things he had done, Maxwell says, "Things are good because all the weight of myheavy sins I had felt before, are now forgiven".
"I no longer smoke and no longer want to have alcohol or drugs. It has been a year and a half that I haven't used them and I want this to continue when I get out of prison," he says.
"I believe and trust in Jesus Christ and my life has changed for the best!"•