I have been in church my entire life. Yep. I remember attending revivals and being woken up at 2am being told it was finally time to go home. I was “saved” at age 12 and baptized when I was 13. Throughout the years I’ve struggled with the issue of God’s grace and how much He had for me. I wasn’t so sure how close to God I actually was through some tough times, but I think most of us have been there.
During all that time, I have seen a lot of different churches and the way these churches did certain things. At some you were able to say what you were really going through and be lifted up (the James 5:16 thing) and then in some other churches, it felt that people were being judged for what they were going through or had done in the past.
We all go through things. I love seeing when people get to the point where they can share their testimony and it actually help others. That is so awesome. This opportunity is actually coming up for a friend of mine and I am so excited to hear her entire story. I know it will bring hope and life to others.
Maybe you plan on sharing your story some day, but are just waiting on the right time. Everyone has something to share. It’s your story.
But, in your experience with attending churches and being in those communities, are you able to be open and honest with what you are going through or do you feel you have to hide it due to being judged?You can leave a comment below.