Lately in my prayer time I feel God leading me to share my testimony with others. I’ve been writing it out to share with a gal I’ve recently become friends with in Oregon. We have similar backgrounds and think similar things. God drew us together for many reasons. She is a huge prayer warrior and like me she loves Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. Even though my testimony is hard to write it shows me that no matter what I’ve been through God was always there for me. When I couldn’t walk he carried me. He gave me strength where I should have died. He helped me in my darkest times. No matter what I went through as a child, a teenager or an adult He stood by me through out it all.
My life has been hard in so many ways but also so rewarding at the same time. I realized recently that my story was not finished yet. I had one last thing I needed to do. Forgiveness has been huge in my life and again I see my story cannot be completed until I forgave the person in my life I loved. It seems like love for me is such a painful thing but forgiveness is what I needed to do. One morning I got down on my knees and cried out to God that again to gain freedom I needed to forgive someone who had hurt me. It was so hard to look at that and put that into forgiveness I saw love again out of that.
I’m thankful to be able to share my testimony with others because I’m sure something in it can help someone else. God allows pain so we can grow and move forward in our lives. For me I believe it helps me feel that compassion for others who go through hard things because in some way you can relate. I also believe it strengthens our faith. A lot of people have come through really hard times but how we handle it helps. I used addiction to numb my pain but think of how many others are addicted to something.
I’m lucky I have many wonderful people in my life who love and support me in all that I do. If your having a tough time I’m here for you. I will pray for you and I can share my story with you. We need to share our stories with others. What has God done in your life, what is He doing now?