The hardest part about sharing your testimony is the shame. The shame that is intertwined with what has happened in your past that you may have done, or what has been done to you.
The problem with finally being vulnerable enough to pour out from the depths of our heart is that we need to face our fears. The fear of failure and the fear that if someone actually knew our past, then they would judge our future. Or maybe they would stop liking us, or even stop loving us.
We have all started believing this lie, that there are two kinds of people, messed up people, and then there are those who have it all together. Sharing our testimony helps us to all see that there really is only one type of person, and that we are all messed up.
But someone is going to have to take that first step into the unknown, into a place where we can be free from all that binds us. But we are going to have to overcome the shame, and the guilt that continues to control us…