Confidence In Sharing Your Story

Each year, I’m privileged to work with a group of Christian teenagers at an event preparing them for leadership and service. One of my favourite parts of the event occurs when they are invited to share a story of God’s work in their lives.

For many, this is a daunting prospect. Some are sharing for the first time and are hesitant, others bring stories not easy to share, and some simply feel their stories are “boring” and doubt anyone will want to listen. However, without exception, each one of their stories is encouraging and faith-building. I’ve likely heard over a hundred of these testimonies, but I never fail to be interested and encouraged as I hear of God’s work in their lives.

I don’t know how you feel about sharing your story, but let me encourage you as I encourage young people each year: have confidence God will use your story. 

Whether it’s an account of faithful people who pointed you to Jesus all your life or whether yours is the tale of a more dramatic discovery of Christ later in life, if you know God, you have a story to tell and your story is powerful…

If you’re a regular visitor here, you’ll know this is a topic I’m passionate about. I’m delighted to be sharing at Gracefully Truthful today, looking at the disciples John and his experience of sharing what he had seen and heard of Jesus. I’d love if you’d join me there.

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If you’d like to read more on this topic, I’d recommend Kate Motaung’s book, Share Your Story. It is full of helpful advice and tips on how we can share our stories well. Check it out here.


4 thoughts on “Confidence In Sharing Your Story

  1. “Our stories display God’s love, mercy, faithfulness and power in ways others can understand and relate with, proving God is not confined to the past, but He is real and active today.” I loved this sentence. Our 4YO granddaughter often tries to distinguish between real and imaginary and asks, “in for real life.” And that is so it, our stories show others the way in which God works “in for real life.”


  2. Thank you for this reminder to focus on Him, Leslie, and His faithfulness to us when sharing our stories. This is definitely an encouraging nudge forward!


  3. Thank you for always encouraging us to share our stories, Lesley. May God give us the grace and confidence to share, to with all our heart and soul cling to “God’s promise of His presence in us and His power working through us. (Acts 1:8)” Love and blessings to you!


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