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Daize Shayne: Surfing in a New Direction

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CBN.comPro-surfer Daize Shayne was a two-time world long board champion. Daize was also a girl who loved to party until she got a wake up call that completely changed her life. Read how she describes what happened.

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My name is Daize Shayne, and I’m from Waimanalo which is on the east side of Oahu in Hawaii. Things I love about surfing are that you get to hang out with your friends, that you get to be yourself without anyone’s opinion, and that you get to just get away from the stress of everyday life.

I started surfing when I was a teenager. I got into it really quick and once I was into it I was hooked, and I’ll probably be surfing until I die too. It just grabs you.

I wasn’t pursuing a world championship when I started surfing. I was just doing it for fun. And when I won the world championship in 1999 it just kind of fell in my lap.

Pro-surfer Daize ShayneAs far as starting surfing, it was a complete blessing because I started at the perfect time. If I would have started a few years later, or maybe even earlier, it wouldn’t have been able to catapult like it did because women’s surfing just started getting popular about five years ago. And when I was surfing there were no girls out there. I had to go through all kinds of things from the guys taking my boards and hiding them to putting wax instead of soap on my boards. Now it is almost dominated by women in certain spots. It’s pretty cool, so I feel lucky that I started when I did.

I got into drugs at a really early age, probably about 12 years old. I started smoking cigarettes, drinking, and smoking pot when I was pretty young. Surfing actually saved me from getting into the hard drugs, but I was still doing drugs like acid and pot.

Wipe Out
Basically, it got so bad that I was just doing it and doing it, and it just consumed me. Then I started doing ecstasy. It was really fun while I was doing it, even though I didn’t realize what I was doing. I was digging shovel load after shovel load and in my heart there was still the hugest hole ever. Then it just overwhelmed me one day and I freaked out. I thought, “What am I doing? This is so lame! And I’m living a total lie.”

I was up all night, doing drugs, partying, dancing on bar tables, and just getting really, really crazy, and having no integrity. I was living a complete lie and these little girls were looking to this image that I portrayed and it was completely false and empty. I remember going home. We were supposed to go out that night. I just said, “I’m going to take a bath” and all my friends were downstairs just partying and drinking.

I took a bath and I just started bawling. I was thinking, “What am I doing? This is really not the life I want to live.” And I just broke. I can’t really even explain it. It is almost hard to even remember because it was one of those cries when you feel like you should just throw up because you are crying so hard. I was just crying out to God, “Lord, help me, I can’t do this on my own, and I know that you are the only way I can get out of this. I know I can’t get out of this on my own. I know you have a destiny for me and I’m not living it. I know I’m on the wrong path right now.”

So, I just closed my eyes and said that prayer. I know a lot of people often have to go to church and go up front to have that prayer of salvation, but it really only matters what is going on in your heart. God says He weighs the heart. So I just said, “Lord, I accept you. I love you. I’m sorry. I know that you are the only way I can get out of this. I need your help.”

And as soon as the water drained out of that bath tub, it was like all the guilt, all the shame, all the addictions, everything was gone.

Peace
Two months later I was done with everything. God has completely changed me. I’ve done a complete 180. It’s crazy how your life can completely change when you just let Him in, and just start a relationship with Him and start talking to Him. When you start letting Him love you, it’s just crazy.

The future of Daize, as cheesy as it sounds, it just completely in the hands of God. I’m just surrendered to whatever He wants me to do.

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What about you?
Surrender, that is the key. Maybe you are like Daize and you have gotten into things that you didn’t really intend to do, and now you are out of control. Maybe you are wondering, "How in the world do I get back?" Well, the Bible says, "When you seek me with all of your heart, then you will find me." You may be thinking, "Can this really be for me? Can it really happen?" The answer is yes. From your innermost being you can change.

Whatever you currently have this compulsive desire for -- whether it is drugs, alcohol, pornography, or something else -- it can all be taken away. You too, can have peace. You can have the peace that passes all understanding. You can know love. You can know just how much God loves you. You can have security in knowing that He is looking out for you. You can have all these things when you seek Him with all your heart.

Here are the words of Jesus, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I’ll come in.” (Revelation 3:20) Is that for you? Are you hearing His voice right now? If you are, all you have to do is bow your head and pray a very simple prayer. And I promise you Jesus will answer, and He will come into your heart and life. He can make you new again. Pray this very simple prayer and Jesus will do all the rest.

Jesus, I open the door of my heart and I ask you to come in. I ask you to forgive me, to cleanse me, to make me new again, and Jesus if you will do this for me I promise that I will follow you all the days of my life. Hear my prayer for I pray this in your name. Amen.

The Bible says that if you believe in your heart and then confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, you shall be saved. Call up a friend or send us an email here at CBN.com and confess that you have made Jesus the Lord of your life.

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This story originally aired as a feature story by Pete Bustetter on The 700 Club.

 

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