Influencer Shares Powerful Testimony, Gives Life to Christ After Suicide Attempt

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Abby Trivett

Brittany Dawn Nelson is one of the biggest up-and-coming Christian influencers. However, her journey to Jesus has been far from perfect. Now, she is sharing how she found hope in Christ during the lowest moment of her life.

“I remember the weight of that moment,” Nelson said in a recent YouTube video. “On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2019, I had a plan to take my life.”

Nelson shared that as she prepared to say goodbye to the world and send a message to her sister, God intervened and showed up in a way she had never experienced before.

“This overwhelming presence consumed me,” Nelson said. “It was the most beautiful presence I had ever felt. I fell to the floor. I remember just collapsing and pills going everywhere, and I was just dwelling in the sweetest presence that I had ever felt and it was Jesus. The Holy Spirit had swept in a moment and saved me from myself.”

Nelson says this encounter with the Lord transformed her life which had previously been marked by lies fed to her by the enemy about fitness, sexual promiscuity, drugs and alcohol. Nelson experienced the collapse of her fitness empire, a failed marriage and wandered far from the Jesus she heard about as a child.

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“I remember thinking, ‘There’s no way; how could He want me?’ And He left the 99 for me. He chased me down and sought me out, and He never left my side,” Nelson said. “In my darkest moment in which I should not have lived through, He said, ‘I want her. She’s mine.'”

Nelson says the destruction of her idols is exactly what was needed in order for her to come to Christ. After Nelson’s life-altering shake-up, she experienced the Holy Spirit setting her free.

“I remember just going through waves of deliverance,” Nelson said. “I would manifest and get delivered…and it was just like so many demons were leaving me because God is so faithful and when Jesus is present no darkness can touch you; it has no authority over you anymore. I was just being walked through so much deliverance by the Holy Spirit.”

For Nelson, there has been no turning back. After she realized what Christ did for her on the cross, she desired to learn more about Him. She enveloped herself in the Word and got plugged in with the Upperroom ministry.

“My testimony is a story of what the enemy sends out for evil God can turn around for your good,” Nelson said. “The fires that the enemy thought I would walk through that would burn me are the very fires that Jesus used to refine me.”

Today, Nelson has a massive following on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram. She also leads a women’s ministry called She Lives Freed to help women build up their faith through a sisterhood of others seeking to be transformed by the Holy Spirit.

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Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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Abby Trivett is copywriter for Charisma and an editorial intern.


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