Last night i found myself watching a program, “Being”something a rarely do lately. Turns out the program features people who made it despite the odds against them. Last night they featured the story of Maya Anjelou and a secular singer, Kem Walker.
I didn’t know him until last night. He is a son of college graduates who kicked him out at the age of nineteen when they found out he was abusing drugs. He became officially homeless as he would constantly be kicked out of homes for the homeless because of keeping his habit. He said deep inside, he knew he didn’t belong on the streets or in drugs and alcohol. He is now a big star. Ironically, his mom, a banker was a drug addict too.
One thing he said though that was so profound to me. “I share my story whenever i perform live. This is so because, i need someone in the place where i was to know that, i was there, but overcame victoriously! That will give someone hope who would otherwise give up completely”.
This was a revelation and emphasis to my calling. When God revealed to me that He has anointed me and is with me, Isaiah 61:1-3, i was shocked. Now i see that i was looking at Adah, wrong focus. Ideally God healed me from lack of self esteem for His name to be glorified. Now, how on earth did i expect His name to be glorified unless i share my testimony? So that someone else who may be in that place, where i was shall hear and know there is hope for them? That is the very least we can all do.
When God gets us out of a circumstance we were captive to, its imperative that we share our testimony to give others hope to the glory of His Mighty Name! Are you glorifying God with your testimony?
The scripture below clearly tells us Jesus’ thoughts on testimony.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him–and he was a Samaritan. Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:16-19
God, i pray that you enable me to share my testimony of your goodness in every chance i get to the glory of your mighty name!