You have a story to share with others, and you shouldn’t let anyone block you from telling your story. When writing your life story, don’t ever let anyone else hold the pen. Every person who was from your past had lived as a shadow in your mind, whether it was good or bad. They all helped you write the story of your life and shaped the person that you are today.
Everybody has a story to tell, even if it is a good or bad experience in their own life. Our life experiences are our own story and testimonies that we must share with others. In life, everyone has to go through a test. Your testimony starts with a test. There is a gospel song “Your Testimony Starts With A Test,” written by Prince Yelder, that the GMWA Mass Choir recorded on their recording project.
My favorite part in the song is “I woke up one morning and my pillow was stained with tears. I had so many trials and burdens through the years. I heard the voice of Jesus telling me that I am going to bless you but you can’t have this testimony until you pass the test.” Whatever situations that we are dealing with that we must go through a test in our life. God gives us a test to see how well we are dealing with the situations. For us to have that great testimony that we must pass the test that God had given to us. During that test, if you hold on to your faith and never depart from it, God will keep his promise that he will make a way for you. Testimony is your greatest witnessing tools of telling your story about how your life had changed.
In late 2010 until the middle of 2011, I was dealing with depression. I had even tried to take my own life. I had really thought that my life was over, but God had stepped in, and I heard the voice telling me that my life wasn’t over at all. I had realized that God wasn’t through with me yet and that he wants to create a new story in my life. After I had gotten the necessary help with a doctor, I decided to write my book. I was planning on writing a cookbook since I like to cook original recipes, but then with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I realized that I needed to write an inspirational book that is going to empower people who are hurting.
I started to write my first book “Walking In God’s Path Toward Your Destination.” Everyday I kept on writing even when I didn’t feel like it. I was determined to write my story to share with others about how I overcame my depression. I started to change my own story by changing my mindset and my surroundings. After I made the necessary changes in my life, I had a new story to tell. We all have a story to tell because you never know who are hurting right now, and they need to hear some encouragement from you. That’s why you should never let anyone interrupt you from writing your story. You are the only one who can tell your story. I made up in my mind that I was going to hold my own pen to write my own story. Nobody can tell your story like you can, so regardless of how you feel, you need to tell your own story.
Today God had created a new story in my life. If I had stayed on the same chapter in my life, God wouldn’t be able to create my new story. For you to be able to let God write your new story, you must move on from your previous chapter and turn the pages to start a new chapter in your life.
Writing your story, you are actually sharing your testimony on how your life had changed for the better and how you were available to overcome your circumstance. Your story will be able to help others who are dealing with the same issues that you were dealing with. You should not allow anyone to interrupt you from writing your life story. Everybody has a book in them and can be their own author by telling their story. Yes, you can be your own author of your life. You have control how you want to tell your story. We must tell our stories about our situations and how God helped us to overcome the problems in our daily struggles.