Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How Have I Made It This Far?

25 Years Ago Today: A quiet but enthusiastic young man of 17 raised his right hand to pledge the little he had in support and defense of the Constitution of the United States. It was an initial commitment of eight years which being half his life at the time felt like forever. He had no idea where it would take him or the adventure that awaited. Looking back, I can proudly say, "Through all the years, God has protected, sustained and blessed me with so much. I would not change a thing!"

For even young people tire and drop out, 
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don't get tired,
they walk and don't lag behind. - Isaiah 40:30-31 (MSG)



Pastor Shawn said...

Wes, you may not have known what you were getting into back then but at some point it became clear and you STILL stood by your pledge. Men like you make me proud to be an American.

Wesley Sargent said...

Shawn - Thank you! I appreciate your continued support, friendship, and mentoring.