By Cassie’s Corner
Recently I shared my personal life journey at our church, revealing things about myself I had never spoken in a public setting. I have shared over the years bits and pieces, only revealing what I wanted to, leaving out the painful parts, the unwise choices, and the ugly details. I was nervous and a little unsure how my story would be received. You see, everyone has a story but not everyone wants to bare their soul in front of a crowd. I was one of “those” people until our pastor asked me to speak. He knows my whole story; the good, the bad, and the ugly. He wanted my salvation story, the personal account of my walk with God and where His love has led me.
Expressing in words the experiences of my life was eye opening to me. I truly had to examine who I was and how much I have changed over the last 15 years. While preparing to speak, I prayed and asked God to give me a clear word to share. I wrote my notes and read them a few times, I even brought my journal up with me when I spoke. I was shocked to realize, I didnʼt look at it once. Somehow the words just flowed from my mouth as if someone else speaking, I was talking but the words were not my own.
Our church is doing a series right now called Rags to Riches; once a service a different person is sharing their testimony, His Story of their life. Over the last several weeks, I have been so encouraged and even in awe of the amazing people God has surrounded me with. Simply stated, hearing their stories has allowed me to get to know them on a deeper level. A level that may have never been reached had they not stepped up and exposed themselves in order for Godʼs love to be expressed.
All this being said, my life has been a constant lesson in the unconditional love of Christ. He has saved me from myself, my vices and rescued me out of some seriously horrible decisions. My life has been full of joy and full of sadness. Full of anger, depression, anxiety, victory, success and most of all an understanding that I cannot do anything that will ever make me unlovable to God.
My question to you the reader, What is your story? If you were asked to speak and share your heart and soul, would you be willing to expose the truth that is you? I encourage each one of your that reads this to take a moment and reflect over your own life journey. Where have you come from, where are you going, and where do you want to be?