This is something I wrote four years ago today and shared on my personal Facebook page. It popped up in my On This Day memory this morning and I just wanted to share it with you guys.
Those men and women who spoke to me saying I would share my story to many were right. And many of them have seen the words God gave them to speak to me come to fruition.
God continues to allow me the honor of sharing with others what He has done in my life.
I am forever thankful for the men and women that God brings into my life that not only encourage me, pray for me but sharpen my walk with God.
September 17, 2013
Thursday morning I start a part of my journey. I will be heading to Huntsville, Alabama. To give my testimony to 1 person or 1,000 people at the Wrestling For Your Life Conference that starts on Friday with wrestling great Ted DiBiase.
Now, of course, I pray that there will be a full house. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I go and give my testimony. To be obedient and willing to allow God to use what He has done in my life is what is important not the “amount” of people that are there.
I have had several give me a word from God that this is just the starting point for me. Several, without knowing I was doing this conference, have said Stuart, God is fixing to use you. You will be speaking in front of many groups of people sharing what has happened in your life to minister to others, including conferences.
In order for God to use me in this area of ministry outside of Facebook I must be as I am on Facebook…open, honest and real. I must be willing for God to speak through me in front of many people, not just typing it out on my phone and then posting it on one of my pages. I must be humble but yet strong. To show others that by allowing God control (humbleness) of my life I have actually become strong.
We all have testimonies.
Mine has pain, sadness, grief, addictions, lost love, health issues, sin and a ton of bad decisions yet at the same time joy, peace, love, patience, mercy, grace, freedom and a new love. The only difference between my testimony and yours is that it is mine. I have shared mine on Facebook in several forums and by the grace of God seen lives changed. I have heard testimonies that were nothing like mine but yet affected my walk with God because of what God had or is doing in that person.
Testimonies are powerful because they are real and everyone has one.
I ask just for prayer for strength as I go on stage and share what God has done and is doing in my journey to know Him.