Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Your Testimony is NOT Just for You: Share it with the World

Your Testimony is NOT Just for You: Share it with the World

 Originally posted on August 12, 2011

When I was delivered from homosexuality nearly 11 years ago, I didn't know what my life would be like after the restoration of my soul. I remember being happy to be on God's side and looking forward to living for Him for the rest of my life.

As I went on with life in this new image of myself in line with Christ, I came faced with some issues. I was truly ashamed of how I lived my life as a lesbian woman. I knew at this time I was now living the way society wanted as well as God but something still was not right. I found myself not able to share my testimony because I was so ashamed of how I had lived. I didn't want people to judge me or talk about me.I had already been ridiculed and had longtime friends turn their backs on me when I was homosexual. I surely did not to be ridiculed or people turning their backs on me again because of my past lifestyle.

Even though I was saved, delivered and living for Christ, I was not very happy. I had no one accept a
friend to speak to whom also was saved from homosexuality. I really didn't grow up in the church and didn't know God wanted me to share my story. Once I tried talking to ministers about my deliverance and they shunned me and made me feel like I was a still a sinner. Then I heard a minister say I didn't have to share my testimony with everyone because some may ridicule me, so I stayed in my shell. This gave me validation to keep my testimony to myself and not be talked about by others. But my life still felt empty. I wondered why I was not being blessed or felt close to God as I was still living fully for Christ. I would go on for years living as a holy and saved woman but had no purpose.

What I mean by that is: I had no purpose in my mind to help anyone else who was lost and wanting out of homosexuality. All I thought about was myself and what others would think of me.

Then God started pulling and tugging at me to start speaking out. I did so by writing about it in a informal way on blogs and forums but nothing that included my testimony. I didn't know that God was setting me up to do what I am doing now. He wanted me to reach out to people in a personal way.

You see, I learned that when God delivers you from your sin, whether its lying, stealing, fornicating, or whatever, he is expecting you to use your testimony. I learned that during my life I was tested, tried and many times did not hear or listen to God calling me to Him. But when I heard Him, and gave my life to Him, at that moment I had a testimony. I was actually mandated to tell anyone who would listen to what He did for me and what He can do for others. I learned my testimony was not just for me and it certainly was not meant to be untold. God saves us because He wants our experience to help someone else. How would you feel if you shared your testimony to someone who needed it an they gave their life to Christ? Trust me you, it is by far the BEST experience you will ever have next to getting saved.

So take it from me, please do be careful who you share your testimony with but do not let others who don't share your joy, keep you from telling your story to those who need it. Find a venue or outlet that gets to the people who really need to hear your story, your testimony.

Make sure to remember what God has done for you and He expects us to help others. In return, He will bless us in ways we have never seen before and have a relationship with Him that exceeds our wildest dreams.

If you are struggling with homosexuality and want a way out, don't believe the negative hype. You CAN be delivered from being gay, God will do it for you as you come to Him with a open and humble heart. Please visit us True Ex-Gay Talk page to request an appointment to speak with T. Marie.


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