Sharing Your Story

Sharing Your Story

Sharing Your Story

When was the last time you told someone your story? When was the last time you prayed about sharing your story? When was the last time you practiced the delivery of your story? Do those closest to you (friends, family, neighbors, co-workers) know what Christ has done for you personally? 

Think about these questions and write your responses down: 

  • Think for a moment about the circumstances of your life. What was your life like before you knew Christ? 
  • How did you find Christ? What circumstances and people are unique to you? Who did He put in your path? How did you learn of Christ’s love for you? 
  • How did you receive Christ? What did you say? What did you do?
  • How has your life changed since finding Him? How has your faith in Him brought meaning and purpose to your life?

Now practice sharing your story so you can briefly articulate it. Practice with another Christian close to you so that you are prepared to share it whenever you need to (1 Peter 3:15). Then, as opportunity allows, prayerfully commit to sharing your story with a few non-Christians you know.

What if your story has more power than you ever dreamed! The enemy wants you to feel as if someone else’s story is better than yours. The enemy wants you to feel inadequate because he knows the power of your testimony. Make no mistake, God can use your testimony to change someone else’s life. What if your story helps someone to overcome adversity or struggle in his or her life? What if your story helps that person find salvation in Christ? There is only one way to find out!

Paul reminds us that “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). May God use your testimony powerfully so that others will believe that God can work in their lives as well!

Wendell Brown is district superintendent of the North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene.