A Terrifying Dream Got This WWE Star Thinking About God

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A Terrifying Dream Got This WWE Star Thinking About God

By Movieguide® Contributor

Lex Luger, a former professional Canadian football player turned WWE wrestler, lived a double life before turning to Jesus.

“My life was a train wreck,” Luger told the Baptist Press in 2011. “I was burning the candle at both ends. I had a beautiful wife, Peggy, and two wonderful children, Brian and Lauren. But I was living one life on the road and another life at home. I didn’t feel like I was accountable to anyone.

“I was making millions of dollars and had a lot of fancy stuff — cars, clothes, baubles — and never realized why I wasn’t satisfied,” he continued. “I chased a life of folly, a course of trivial pursuit. I had a feeling of invincibility. They called me ‘The Cyborg.’”

Before that, Luger faced the unimaginable when his girlfriend died in his arms due to a drug overdose in 2003.

That same day, he was arrested because many illegal drugs were found in his home.

Luger later pleaded guilty and received a $1,000 fine, five years probation and periodic drug testing.

Two years later, “from May until August of 2005 things went from bad to worse,” Luger admitted. “I could have overdosed at any time. It is a miracle of God that I survived during that period of time.”

But a terrifying dream one night sparked his interest in God.

“I ended up in the bottom of a pond, asking myself, ‘Is this all there is?’ I was on drugs at the time and actually think I died and slipped into eternity for a few moments,” Luger described the dream. “Suddenly, I sat up, looked up and saw a little spark — a little white light. I was enveloped in darkness, in hell, but sensed that God loved me enough to give me that speck of light.”

“I used to be known as one of the strongest guys on the planet,” he told The Christian Post in 2013. “I thought surrendering was a weakness, instead it’s the strongest thing a man or a woman can ever do, to acknowledge our Creator who’s in control of all things.”

Now, many years later, Luger has dedicated his entire life to God and told Sports Spectrum that Jesus is “my everything.”

“He’s my guiding light. He’s my purpose,” he said on the outlet’s podcast. “Every morning I just get up and give Him thanks. ‘Father, Son, Holy Spirit, thank you for the gift of the day, the beat of my heart, the breath in my lungs. He’s the essence of who we are and why we are here. He’s my everything and everything else comes off of that.”

Luger continued, “I’m here to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. When the pharisees and sadducees asked Jesus a trick question about the ten commandments he [Jesus] said, ‘Well just love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love thy neighbor.'”

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Movieguide® previously reported on another WWE star who gave his life to Christ:

WWE star Steve Borden, known as Sting in the ring, is encouraging people to open their hearts to God. 

“Live your life for Jesus Christ,” he said. “Make the decision in your heart and then vocally and then tell the Lord that you want to live your life for Him from this day forward. And don’t be wishy-washy with your walk. Talk about what you believe. Talk about what Jesus Christ did in your life, and you know what? He’s going to come. You will experience God, and he will be able to deliver you from any kind of problem that you have.”

He also addressed people who have “never accepted the Lord,” saying, “If you don’t know for sure, just try it, and just ask him. Just say, ‘If you’re there, Jesus Christ, if you are there,’ ask him to come into your heart, and he will. Ask him to reveal himself to you, and he will.”

“You’re not insignificant,” Borden concluded. “You are very significant in God’s eyes. He loves you, and I’m telling you, Jesus Christ is real, and he wants to save your life right now. Just open your heart up to him like I did, and I promise you, God will come.”

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