You don’t know who needs to hear your story. Your testimony, as tattered and torn as it may be, could be the catalyst that ignites the change in someone else’s life.
Our past mistakes [sins] are often associated with shame, negative thoughts, and guilt. However, if you look in the Bible God often uses these exact type of stories to minister to the multitudes.
Guys, the hardest thing in the world to overcome is pride – admitting we are jaded, that we are broken. Nonetheless, the struggles and sins that ripped us apart are in fact the trials and tribulations that built us.
I’m not saying to brag about past wrongdoings because sin isn’t cool. I am saying that we should use our past mistakes to help others get a glimpse of the fiery furnace that God pulled us out of.
Let’s flip the script. Let us boldly proclaim what God has done in our life.
If we don’t tell our stories, how will others — who are struggling with the exact same temptations and guilt — ever know that there is hope and restoration?
“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,” – 2 Timothy 1:8