Don’t sit on your story (A lesson from Influence)

So back on 5/15/10 Penny Maxwell spoke at LWFC and she gave her amazing testimony. I don’t have time to go into detail and I’ll leave her testimony to her, http://pennymaxwell.wordpress.com/my-story/. But she taught a message titled well, don’t sit on your story, haha. It applied to me allot, I never liked sharing my testimony, I didn’t think it could possibly be worth sharing, what could it help?

Revelation 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

Your testimony is powerful, people can argue what a scripture means, but they can’t argue what happened in your testimony. You don’t know what impact your testimony could have on someone else.

2 Thessalonians on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.

God will turn your mess into a message and your test into a testimony.

Stop asking God why this happened to you and ask what are you gonna do with it? There is someone out there who needs to hear your story. They could be in the exact situation you were in. Don’t sit on your story!

Personally I haven’t been very open with my story, but more recently I’ve found some people who had similar situations as i did. You never know when your story could’ve completely changed someone. Don’t feel ashamed of where you’ve been it’s part of your story. Even if you don’t help them, but by relating to them, it strengthens your friendship. Don’t take what God did for you for granted. By hiding your story, you’re saying that what He did in your life isn’t worth sharing.

Live long and prosper, Tori.

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