Has God ever done anything great for you? If nothing (which I doubt), what about the testimony of your salvation?
That’s assuming that you have given the lordship of your life over to Jesus Christ. And even if you have not, it doesn’t mean God never been good to you.
The truth is that if you think well enough, you will find something in your life that you are immensely grateful for, that you should be thanking God for and also be sharing with people around you.
It is a good thing to stand before people and testify of the goodness of God in your life. David once declared, “I will praise you to all my brothers; I will stand up before the congregation and testify of the wonderful things you have done” (Psalm 22:22, TLB)
So why don’t you want to share your testimonies?
Is it fear or shame or pride that is hindering you from talkingt about the Lord’s goodness in your life? Aren’t you grateful God came through for you when you needed His help?
Whatever is it, let nothing stop you from sharing your testimonies of what God has done for you.
Sharing your your testimonies will bring the following benefits:
1. Sharing your testimonies brings glory to God
The purpose of your testimony is to draw attention to God, not to put you on a pedestal of some sort. It is to exalt the name of the Lord before your audience.
Provided that you do not lie or exaggerate your testimonies, you bring glory to God whenever you share or testify of what God has done for you.
When you hoard your testimonies (and that’s what you do when you refuse to share them with people), you deny God the opportunity to be glorified or exalted before the people around you.
Don’t hold back any more; Share your testimonies with people, because doing so brings immense glory to God and shame to the devil.
2. Sharing your testimonies strengthen your faith in God
It is a thing of joy for you to openly talk about what God has done for you. Apart from the emotional relief or satisfaction it brings to you, it also empowers your faith in God.
It gives you that feeling that the God who delivered you now will do so for you again next time.
In the dialogue between King Saul and the shepherd boy David before the latter when to fight Goliath, David testified,
“The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you” (2 Samuel 17:37).
It was this testimony that inspired David to confront and completely defeat the war veteran known as Goliath
Testimonies are part of your spiritual weapons. Remember the following words in Revelation, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…” (12:11).
3. Sharing your testimonies encourages other people to trust God more
Apart from strengthening your own faith in God, sharing your testimonies can also encourage your hearers.
Let’s say you were in a pit and God delivered you from it. Right now many people are in the same pit you once were. Sharing the testimony of how God delivered you will inspire hope in them and strengthen their faith in God for possible deliverance as well.
Your testimony has the potential of revealing God to people or pointing to them to God. So it is a great disservice to people around you if you fail to share your God-given testimonies with them.
4. Sharing your testimonies slaps the devil big time
If sharing your God-given testimonies brings glory to God, it automatically has the opposite effect on the devil. It shames him and beats him up big time.
Understand this: if your pride stops you from sharing the testimonies of what God has done for you, you are in effect giving the devil opportunity to smile. I will assume that’s not what you want to keep doing.
It is a good thing to share with people the testimony of what God has done for you. When you do so, you bring glory to God, you strengthen your faith in God, you encourage other people to trust in God more and you bring shame to the devil.
Do you find it easy or feel ashamed to share your testimonies? Leave us a comment or two.
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