Hi, my name is Cylan Pierce, people call me Cy! I’m from the BeautifulYou team and I love ministering on that Facebook page. I think it really helps people not only hear the scripture but to also hear the explanation of it. We keep it short and simple! A little about myself… I’m a pastor kid and we moved around a lot growing up. I became home schooled in 5th or 6th grade. Back then I really struggled with finding who I was in Christ. I really didn’t live for God and did a lot of things at a young age I probably shouldn’t have.
One thing I really struggled with was when I became a Christian was people viewing me for who I used to be.
God has brought me so far and it’s only by him that I am where I’m at. One thing I really struggled with was when I became a Christian was people viewing me for who I used to be. It was really a challenge and hurt my ministry because people saw me for who I used to be before Christ. God gave me a new chance and a fresh start with moving to a new area. I love working in ministry. Music ministry is my passion. I travel and do music with worship teams. I love playing and traveling and really bringing people into the presence of God.
I’m excited to see where God takes me and how he uses me.
My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your path.” It’s a great verse and reminder to put aside what you want and plan. And to fully trust God. This verse has helped me so much over the years and I’m excited to see where God takes me and how he uses me. If you can take one thing away, don’t let your past define who you are. Let go and let God!
More Faith Stories
I’d been drinking all day long and pulled out into the path of an oncoming vehicle with a with a woman and all of her children packed into this car. They T-boned me and at that moment everything went blank.
One Sunday the music director said the handbell choir needed more members. I thought, “No, I wasn’t ready to get involved.” At the end of the service I found myself volunteering for bell choir!
One Sunday afternoon I was sitting drunk in a bar, and I’m looking around. The only ones in the bar were the bartender, some shady looking guy in the corner, my ex-boyfriend’s mom, and me. I heard this voice in my head say, “What am I doing here?”
This past year I found a black dot on my thumbnail that looked like a pencil point. Nothing much to it. Then it became an abrasion at the end of my nail. My doctor referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who found it to be malignant skin cancer.
At that point I said, “I can’t do this myself. It’s in your hands, God.” That part I remember clearly. It turns out that it was really, really was up to Him (and a good surgeon).
So when drugs and alcohol came around, it was easy for me to say “yes,” because I didn’t have anything in me saying “no” anymore. As I got more involved with drugs, I got into more crime. I started committing violent crimes, selling drugs, abusing drugs ended up back up in prison.