They overcame the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” ~ Revelation 12:11
The Bible says, “We overcome by our testimony.” Jesus gained victory over Satan on the cross by removing his right to torment us. We must enforce Jesus victory in our life by telling our story. Telling your story can be the overcoming power for someone else. It can symbolize the “blood” that was shed so someone can experience life. Some woman, man, boy or girl needs to hear your story in the midst of their pain, their situation. Your story might be the one that introduces them to the unconditional love and tender mercies of God. Your story might remind them that the the blood of Jesus never loses it presence or power to heal wounds, provide purpose, administer justice, to deliver from pain and sorrow.
I know many reasons why many of us do not want to tell our story: fear of what others will think, fear of being judged or misunderstood, fear about the reactions from our friends, family and love ones, unresolved feelings of shame and guilt, doubting that our stories have significance. These thoughts are the work of the enemy, to steal, kill and destroy our courage, and can keep us from experiencing the power of the Spirit in us and prevent us from living our best lives but most importantly, it hinders us from advancing the kingdom of God. He renews our strength and gives us grace when we are weak and when we share our story we are displaying our weakness and God’s strength; and in all of our weaknesses His strength is made perfect. W e must recall and tell the works of God in our lives by sharing our testimony with others. Encourage another as you encourage yourself in the Lord as you go through your life journey. Your testimony is someone else’s deliverance.
Contributed by Pastor Yolanda Douthit