Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You Can Change....

Although I am clearly a believer in Jesus Christ, my main goal is to let people know that there is life outside of the small little hole he or she may be living in. There is an entire world of opportunities available to us as long as we take the first step to reaching that world. Unfortunately, many of us were not raised in an atmosphere in which we were taught that the sky is the limit or that all our dreams are possible; however, I am here presenting myself as living proof that true change is attainable and the sky truly is the limit.

Stepping out in faith is not easy, just the fear of the unknown is enough to stop most people in their tracks. For me the thought of attending college and actually graduating with a college degree in business seemed utterly impossible; however, here I am, second year college student with a 3.7 g.p.a. and 30 credit hours under my belt. Understanding that my life has in no way been perfect, I have had problems with the law in the past, I have even been on probation twice, and I graduated late from high school. Aside from these initial problems, I drank too much, I stayed out too late, and I spent more than my fair share of time on East 6th Street in downtown Austin. However, through it all I have emerged a new man with a new life.

The Holy Bible tells us in the book of Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. What this means is that although what we want or wish for may not be clearly in our hands, or it may seem unattainable, we must believe that it is there in front of us and waiting for us. For me, as I mentioned before, returning to school seemed like something that other people could; however, through faith and the confidence that I could do it, here I am, a full time college student.

The point I am attempting to make here is that you can change; however, you must make that first step, you must step out in faith. Believe in yourself, life is worth living, it is never too late to change. Finally, if you find yourself in need of help or someone to talk to, feel free to contact me at fredblackmanjr@gmail.com, I am willing to help all those I can in any way that I can, thank you, and God Bless.


  1. Fred you serve as an inspiration to many. I look forward to the day I get to cheer you on as you walk across that stage to receive your college diploma!!! Keep up the hard work!

  2. Bro ...im soooo Proud of you and what you Represent ...

  3. I am so grateful and thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for the man he is creating in you. If peopel only knew all you have been through and all you have put people through. They would be amazed at the change that can only come through the love relationship you have with Christ. I am so proud of you!! I am so glad that God has allowed me such a time to see you as what you now are, a brand new creature in Christ. A reborn Christian!!! I have two beautiful children that now have a father to be proud of and to look up to. Thank you, that means the world to me!!!! Much love and respect.