Everyone has struggled with and eventually overcome adversity in their life. Some of us have risen to success after starting with very little. Others have reached great heights despite a physical or mental disability. There are those who have won basketball games despite being injured, and even those who were able to save their local rec center from evil developers through the amazing art of breakdancing. But what happens after these triumphs occur? Do we let them fade away into history, only occasionally surfacing in the form of trophies or scars? Or will we let them continue to live on as testimony?
Believe it or not, your testimony is one of your most powerful possessions. In addition to your finances, your skills, and your relationships, God has entrusted you with your testimony. (Rom. 11:36). God did not give us our triumphs to hoard in our minds as fond memories for ourselves. There will always be someone else struggling with what you’ve already overcome. What you’ve persevered through and triumphed over can inspire those all around you. By sharing our stories with others, we can reach those who are suffering and glorify God by showing them how great God was for us, and how great He wants to be for them. Today, don’t withhold your victories. Share them, and inspire the world!
Tell us about one time you succeeded through adversity! And if you want to hear more, check out the podcast: http://podcasts.capcitychurch.com/sermons/entrusted-part-iii