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Deion Sanders: How A Failed Suicide Attempt Led Him To The Lord

By Firstladyb

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Deion Sanders: How A Failed Suicide Attempt Led Him To The Lord
Deion Sanders opens up in his upcoming ESPN “30 for 30” documentary  how a failed suicide attempt led him to the Lord.
Primetime revealed his suicide attempt in his autobiography Power, Money & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life. (Released in 1998
“I was going through the trials and tribulations of life. I was pretty much running on fumes. I was empty, no peace, no joy. Losing hope with the progression of everything,” he shared.
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it was during that time he attempted suicide by driving his vehicle off a cliff. He survived the fall, and decided to surrender his life to the Lord.

“I finally just got on my knees and gave it all to the Lord, Sanders says in the documentary.

“Slowly, but surely, I had to deal with my faith, deal with my strength. I had to get a lot of Word in so that I could fight off the enemy. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my faith. People argue about what faith is, and who Jesus is, but it works for me. I’m not going to sit here and argue about who is what, about who is what, and what is what, I’m just going to say it works for me.”

Deion Sanders: How A Failed Suicide Attempt Led Him To The Lord
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Guidance from his mentor Bishop T.D. Jakes, helped to center Sanders.

“No one had told me that life would be tough going from one team to another one,” Sanders said. “Going from the enemy’s team, being one of his soldiers, to God’s team. That’s a tremendous turnaround.”

Now, Deion is living a faith filled life.

“I don’t believe you can be at your optimum without your faith,” Sanders said. “Sports is sports, it’s a game. My faith is everything. It’s the gas that propels the courage, the truth, keeps me going. He continues: “It’s the wind, it’s the wings, it’s the air that pumps into my lungs, that provokes me to live. Faith is everything.”

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“Deion’s Double Play” will premiere January 31st on ESPN.


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