Tell me a story

Posted: November 26, 2012 in A little about me, Fear, What do you think?
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Today I shared my testimony with a fairly large group of friends. For the first time in a big group setting, it was unedited, uncut and unabridged. What really happened. Even the bits that are really quite embarrassing or simply just painful.

I felt as if I was laying myself bare. I’m quite happy to share my testimony normally, unless I don’t want to make myself too vulnerable with someone (mostly a pride issue with people I don’t like or don’t trust), but I haven’t really had the courage to share the story of abuse with many people.

Someone warned me afterwards to make sure I didn’t always share to that depth as it could leave me very vulnerable. But then it had been my decision to share what I did, and I don’t think I regret it.

Somehow I want to be able to be vulnerable to people, but work out how to do it without being hurt in the process. Being as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves is coming to mind, in the words of Jesus to his disciples. Something to think about, anyway.

  1. jaimeguerard says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Let me just say this to you, don’t be scared to share what God has put on your heart. I know that it’s hard to do sometimes, and yes, there might be people out there that could pull you down a little but sharing your testimony might help someone going through something similar. I believe everything happens for a reason (even if it’s hurtful or hard) just use what you have gone through for HIS good and glory. I promise you, you are impacting someone. And today, it’s me XX

  2. mmiller says:

    Thank you for sharing, this entry as well as what you shared with the group. You can never be sure, but that story may touch someone enough that they can share THEIR story…and so on. You never know who you may change or help 🙂

  3. donotremainsilent says:

    Thanks very much Jaimeguerard and Mmiller. I really appreciate what you both said.

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