Sharing your story is important. Some of you who grew up in a more traditional culture probably refer to this as sharing your testimony. If you look at Scripture, you find many stories of ordinary people who were used in amazing ways by God. Their stories live on a thousand years later. Every person has a story, and we must share our story, and there is a good chance it influences the people who hear it.
Since coming to Jacksonville, I have given a couple of opportunities to share my story. Here are a few thoughts on sharing your story:
- Always focus on your faith experience – Your story must discuss how you came to faith in Christ. In fact, sharing your story without mentioning how you came to faith in Christ makes the story meaningless.
- Do not over emphasize sin – Some people feel the need to exaggerate their sin. Do not go into major detail about your sin. In most cases, this is unnecessary.
- Send glory to God – Don’t glorify your sin or your past, glorify God. Always end your story with praise to God for giving you a story. Without Him, we would have no story.