After I made sure my salvation was solid, I had to deal with the fact that my testimony was a little 'boring' in my eyes compared to others. Now, I will say that I no longer believe that any testimony is boring. When a person accepts Jesus, scripture says that the angels rejoice. I do not believe that one person is rejoiced over more than another. God loves all of His children the same. As I was struggling with the importance of my testimony, God revealed to me what I believe would have been my future without having Jesus as my Savior. I believe I would have lived a life to get attention from men and I would have paid the consequences. I believe my form of entertainment would have been the bar. I believe my language would not be rated G. I believe I would be a very bitter person from the way I was loved. I believe I would be divorced and so my whole family would have to live with the effect. I have come to realize that God saved me from many things, even if it was before I had to experience it.
Let's imagine a pit along a certain path. One person walked along the path and fell into the pit. A man came and pulled the person out of the pit. Another person walked down the path and before they fell in the pit, the man came and redirected the second person. Which one was more saved? Which one should be more grateful? Which experience was more important? He saved them equally from the same doom.
The important thing is to first, make sure you have a salvation testimony. Then understand which ever kind of story you have, it is going to be used for God's glory.
Know that your story is important to Him and to others. Embrace your unique story! I encourage you to tell one person today your story!!
Say the welcoming words to God--"Jesus is my Master"-- embracing, body and soul, God's work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That's it. You're not "doing" anything; you're simply calling out to God trusting Him to do it for you. That's salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: "God has set everything right between Him and me!" Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this -- heart and soul -- will ever regret it. "It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help.
Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' gets help.
Romans 10: 9-13 (The Message)