Your Painful Past Can Be God’s Most Powerful Tool

Victor Marx of All Things Possible Ministries joins us to share how God has used his painful past of abuse and rejection to prepare him for rescuing women and children traumatized by ISIS. Our brokenness doesn’t mean we are useless; rather it allows God to use us in his way, for his purposes. We can’t allow fear to hold us back from fulfilling God’s calling for our lives.

Key Questions from the Podcast

  • Why is your ministry doing such difficult things in such dangerous places?
  • How has your past prepared you for what you are doing now?
  • How did God save you from your difficult past?
  • How did the military and martial arts prepare you for ministry?

Notable Quotes from the Podcast

I'm really a trophy of God's grace. I should be low functioning. I struggle at times, but his strength is made perfect in our weakness. – Victor Marx

Kids without dads is an epidemic here in our country. It's never too late to be a dad, no matter how much you've blown it. – Victor Marx

When I got saved, the Lord actually broke me of some of my martial arts skillsets, which ended my competitive career. I didn't want anything to do with martial arts after that. The Lord said, "No, you're not done. You're just broken and ready to be used by me, the way I want.” – Victor Marx

Looking back, I thank God, that what I thought what was horrible ended up turning out to be great. – Victor Marx

American Christian kids aren't any more valuable in the sight of God than Arabic or Muslim children. – Victor Marx

Feeling fear is normal, but it's not right because God has not given us the spirit of fear. – Victor Marx

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7

The safest place you can be is in God's will. – Bob Ditmer

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.