Friday, May 21, 2010

My Testimony

Sooo.... For the first time ever, I shared my testimony in its entirety yesterday. Outside of my husband, no one in the world has known all of the pieces to the puzzle. Now they do.

Many of you know that this is something that I have been battling for quite some time. I did not want to expose myself this way. However, in recent weeks, it has become pretty clear to me that I need to do this.

God has big plans for Richard and me with our testimonies, and I am nervously excited for how they will pan out for His glory.

My thought was to share my testimony on my blog or online in another way to share with some people, but after prayer and conversations with Richard and getting some thoughts from people last night, I realize that that is not what is meant to happen right now. (Sorry, Peeps.)

There is also someone from my past who I would like to know my story in the hopes that it might help him realize that things did not happen as he thought and that it may help him come to terms with a hurt that he thought that I gave him. However, I am not sure how that would be possible right now.

Someone last night very quickly told me that she has someone in mind with whom she wants me to share my testimony. GULP. God sure does work fast, eh?

There is more that I want to say, but I am going to wait for now.

I know where this is supposed to ultimately lead, yet I do not have a clue how we are going to get there. We know that it will be revealed to us when it is supposed to be. God is so good, and I am thrilled to be able to prove it!


  1. When the time is right, it will happen!! Praying for you!!

  2. Your are a strong young woman of God! I am so very proud to call you my friend :) I know that the timing was perfect in sharing your testimony. It made me think of parts that I may leave out of mine without even realizing. It always amazes me the people that God puts in my life. He is so perfect in his purpose and design. God is definitely not done with you, and I am so excited to see you grow and God work through you!

  3. I am so sorry I missed it. I have so been wanting to hear your testimony because I know God has worked in amazing ways in your life.

  4. It's always tough to talk about our "bad times". There is so much embarrassment and dissapointment attached to them. Plus, i know we are afraid of the judgement from others. But I believe God knows we will use those times in our lives for something far greater than we can imagine while going through it. After 11 years of trying to figure what to do with the effects of an abusive relationship, I am feeling something within me rising up to meet the challenge of talking to girls about the red flags and warning signs of when to get out before it starts or how to safely get out after it starts. It's one of the driving forces for me going to school. Social work or psychology is very tempting. You will do what's right when the time is right because God will tell you, He will be with you when you talk about it and He will be there after. What more can you ask for?

  5. while we are often "clueless" God ALWAYS has the big picture. Everyone's testimony is different because we are all meant to reach different people. Thank you for sharing.

  6. God is continuously redeeming us all. The great thing is that our stories are His greatest Victories! To god be the Glory great things He has done!!!

    When i think about the Lord
    how He saved me, how He raised me
    how He filled me with the Holy Ghost
    how He healed me to the uttermost
    when i think about the Lord
    how he picked me up
    turned me around
    how He set my feet
    on solid ground

    it makes me want to shout
    hallelujah! thank you, Jesus!
    Lord, you're worthy
    of all the glory, and all the honor
    and all the praise!
    Hallelujah! thank you, Jesus!
    Lord, you're worthy
    of all the glory, and all the honor
    and all the praise!