We’ve all been there. We’ve rehearsed in our mind how we are going to share our testimony.
Where do even start? How do we tell people who we were and how bad our lives were before His saving grace?
Then we finally take that first step. You remember it right? The day we finally open our mouth and begin to mutter the words of what Jesus did for us. How HE pulled us out of that porn addiction, anger, lust, sleeping around, murder, manipulation, or whatever your sin or hurt was.
But before you can even begin, something happens. It comes in like a jab, then another jab and soon; you second guess why you even wanted to share anything in the first place….so you become silent.
Let me explain something, the enemy is in the business of shutting you down. All he does is bring confusion, distraction, lies and shame. But worse than that, he wants us to be silent and not tell people how Jesus has set us free.
Today my message is simple.
Use your voice!
Your testimony can change someone’s life.
Revelations 12:11 says and THEY overcame him.
Wait…. Who is they? Who is him?
They is US……..and we know who he is.
We overcame him; the devil, the deceiver, the enemy and the serpent of old.
We overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony.
The bible doesn’t say we overcame by talking about someone else’s testimony, it says we overcame by the word of OUR testimony.
Mark 5:1-20 also tells us about the demon possessed man. He didn’t have just one demon, he was tormented by a legion. A legion is roughly 5,000. Now that’s hard to believe that it was even possible for a human being, to have 5,000 demons.
The story goes on to say that the demons begged Jesus to not banish them from the country they were in. So, the Lord sent them into a heard of pigs and the pigs ran off a cliff and drowned.
But the man.
The man who was possessed was now in his right mind. Fully clothed. Probably chilling with Jesus. I mean I know I would be.
Then the bible says the man begged Jesus. He wanted to go with him.
I would want to follow Jesus too. If I had been tormented and now I was free, all I’d want to do is be at Jesus’ feet and hang on his every word.
But Jesus surprised me.
Despite all the begging, He did not let the man come with him.
Instead He said: “Go home to your own people and tell them your story—what the Master did, how he had mercy on you.” So, the man went back and began to preach in the Ten Towns area about what Jesus had done for him. He was the talk of the town.”
When I read this, I was like oh my gosh. Jesus wanted him to go back home. He wanted the man to go and tell his story. He didn’t tell the man go to bible college. Go get a degree. Come listen to me preach. Follow me to every town I do a conference in.
He said GO HOME… and tell them your story, and the man began to PREACH!!!
Sometimes we really do over think it. We tend to believe the lies and feel we are not qualified because people are whispering about all the reasons of why we shouldn’t be blogging, podcasting, preaching, singing, teaching, leading a bible study.... and guess what?
That is never going to stop.
Let me say something. The enemy wants you to believe the whispers. He wants you to believe that no one will listen OR if you do share, people will talk about you and how crazy you are.
But let me just bring you some hope.
The reason the devil does not want you to share, is because he knows you are going to expose him. And when you expose him, he can no longer operate in your life, in your families lives or in the lives of others.
So today, don’t be silent. Use your story for HIS GLORY! Go preach and tell others what the Master has done.
~Broken Beautiful Ministries
Chrissie Moore is a mother and grandmother from Keller Texas. She is a survivor of mental, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse. She has a passion to help other women who are seeking freedom.