Is it your story? Or do you have testimony. There is a very big difference and some people think there is no difference at all.
I know I touch on this a lot identity. But this is a big deal this is life or death. You don’t sugarcoat this.
Why do people hold on to stuff that happened to them when they were 5 years old or 10 years old, and now they’re 50 or 60 or maybe even 80 and still holding on to it? Because they are finding identity through their lives and not his.
Because we are in a desperate need of finding identity, and that is usually any place, but Jesus
Why do people have such a hard time letting go of their past? Because it’s the only place they’ve been able to find identity whether it be good or bad.
In other words, people are clinging to what they believe in them. They are clinging to their story.
I will submit this to you if your identity is in your story, then you are not walking in freedom. You might think you are but you are not.
If your identity is in Christ then your story changes to a testimony because now your testimony will help bring freedom to other people that have been through what you’ve been through.
So the big question is do you have a story or do you have a testimony.
Do people get free when they hear your testimony
Does your story just bring you sympathy and attention. Woe is me look what I’ve been through and I’m still not free but I think I am.
Change your story to a testimony.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (ESV) 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Romans 15:13 (ESV) 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Don’t let your story matter more than what matters most.
3 thoughts on “Do you have a story? Or do you have testimony”
Thanks Kee! I like this. And hopefully as we believe our identity in Christ the old person (from the past) is far far separated- in fact dead to us.
I’ve also experienced this another way where I am moving on in my identity and the other person(s) still see my past (and old identity)
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Yep there are those that are out there that refuse see you the way God sees you which I think also means they don’t see themselves the way God sees them
I think it’s important to remember that our stories aren’t always our own. We can take bits and pieces from our past and create a sense of identity for ourselves, partly because it’s the only place we’ve ever felt comfortable and partly because we believe it’s what’s made us who we are. But it’s important to remember that our identity isn’t solely based on what happened to us in the past – we can grow and learn and change as we go along. Our stories are just a part of who we are, but they don’t define us.