Everyone has a story to share, and we often like to share that story with others. Rather its sharing how your day went with your spouse, your best friend , or a family member. We share the good, the bad, and everything in between.
The main component of telling a story is having someone to share it with. What we don’t realize is often we’re testifying, about a circumstance or situation that we have went through. But why is it that we often want to share the good instead of the bad? Isn’t the good and the bad both components of a good story. Without those components it wouldn’t be a good story, would it?
Consider the story of the shulamite woman, who was asked to tell the story of what happened to her. In fact she was brought before a Royal Court to share her story. In sharing her story something good happen to her, it resulted in her getting land back that she had lost. What if what you’re going through right now, is the very thing that can free someone else? Not only free them, but help them with the situation they are in right now. Have you ever considered that what you’re going through is not for you, but maybe for someone else?
How many times have people been encouraged, by someone else’s story? How many times have you? Have you ever heard someone tell their story or testimony, and felt encouraged. Maybe you were encouraged because it was relatable. You may be going through something very hard right now. Or you may be in a particular season of your life. Either way, it’s a part of your story, your testimony to the world.
Often in church, when I was a little girl we had a testimony service. I never understood why people would stand up and want to testify, but now I do. Their testimony or story was a testament of the goodness of God in their lives.
What is your story? What are you holding back, is it something that the world can benefit from? Listen it’s time for you to share your story tell everybody your testimony. Someone’s waiting …….
2 Kings 8 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Shunammite’s Land Restored
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land. 4 Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done.” 5 And while he was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, here is the woman, and here is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.”
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