Daud Masajala was not always peaceful or happy. Wrong friendships and a bad lifestyle made him grow to hate his father, and even as a youth he counted his own family to be his enemies.
Speaking about his past life he says that he knew "it was not the way God wanted me to live. I ruined my life because of the friends I was interacting with. We used to do all sorts of immoral things."
Blaming his father for not caring enough for him and his siblings, he took to drinking, smoking, lying and sexual wrong.
"My life was terrible" says Daud as he continued to reveal his past life. "I did not respect nor obey my father. Then my friends convinced me to join a Satanic group who promised I would get rich. I ran away from home and joined them. We went to night clubs. I just grew more and more evil."
While he was despairing and unable to find a way out of trouble, God showed him a way.
A Pastor took an interest in him, helping to read some of the Bible. Words found in Second Corinthians brought him to realize God really did have an answer. He read 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness' (chapter 12 verse 9).
Daud explains that "through the power of the Holy Spirit I was brought to realise that the hands of my Creator were on my life."
"I gave my life over to Jesus Christ. I confessed my sin, and accepted the Lord Jesus as my own Saviour. I felt peace inside my heart after I prayed."
Daud found that through the help of the Holy Spirit, and by dedicating his life to Christ Jesus, he was strengthened to be able to face the difficulty of rejecting his former unrighteous habits.
"I do believe that God loves me so much, and this is why he has directed me onto a right path. So, I have forsaken my unrighteous ways and now focus on the Kingdom of God," continues Daud Masanjala. The grace of God is great.
"I am living in a different world," says Daud, now that he has rejected the old ways which led him into sin.
"The Bible tells us :
'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come ... Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God'," (Second Corinthians, chapter 5, verses 17 and 20).
Daud has found this to be the true: his hatred for his family has been transformed to care and love.•