Everyone loves a good story. The greatest story ever told, other than Jesus’ story, is your story of how he changed your life. There are several benefits to opening conversation about Jesus with your personal story:
Especially in the New Testament, the writers talk about two lives, the old life and the new life with Christ. You can tell they’re addressing it when they say things like, “Formerly, you had a wicked lifestyle, but now God has set you free.” Of course, this isn’t an exact quote, but you get the idea. Some examples are Ephesians 2:1-4 and Romans 6:6-7.
- It takes the pressure off. For anyone who struggles to communicate with others, worries about hard questions to answer, or you’re uncomfortable with high-pressure situations. This allows you to share what you know.
- No one can refute it. No one can tell you what Jesus is done for you. It’s something you know. They can’t tell you you’re wrong. It tells them about Jesus from a personal standpoint.
- It’s not a canned answer. A lot of times people will complain that your answers to their questions aren’t your own. They will claim that they’ve heard that answer before and you got it out of some book.
- It’s unique to you. Because this is your story, it’s unlike anything else they would have already heard. It’s a personal look into what Jesus did for you. It’s a fresh statement of the power of Jesus to change your life.
- It’s eyewitness testimony. Historians say the best type of history is first-hand accounts of an event. They solidify that it actually happened. Telling your story shows first-hand what Jesus is doing in your life. It shows the power of his ability to transform a life. No one can say that Christianity isn’t helping you.
Your testimony has great power, even if you don’t think it does. I always thought my testimony was weak because I grew up in the church. I didn’t have some groundbreaking testimony about being saved from drugs or alcohol or crime. But I’m finding more and more that my testimony is more powerful than I could’ve ever imagined.
Don’t be afraid to share your story. It’s as easy as giving someone your background and telling them why you’re different now. Take some time to write it down and master it. By master it, I don’t mean memorize. I mean no the points of your story and how it has changed. Every time you tell someone, it will be a little different, but that’s a good thing.
Don’t be afraid to share your story. It’s as easy as giving someone your background and telling them why you’re different now. Take some time to write it down and master it. By master it, I don’t mean memorize. I mean no the points of your story and how it has changed. Every time you tell someone, it will be a little different, but that’s a good thing
So get out there and tell your story. Take a moment to write it down and go through it a couple of times. This will reduce any nervousness you have sharing it. Leave a comment and tell me your story!