A Brave Story : Elizabeth

on November 19, 2014 in #thatisbrave with 5 comments by

thatisbravesquared[Once a week, I am going to be sharing with you a brave story sent in from a reader. You can comment, respond, encourage. Want to submit your own story or a story of a brave friend of yours? Head to thatisbrave.com!]

This week’s #thatisbrave story comes from Elizabeth. Sharing your story is always brave, friends. Her words and name are used with her permission.

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I was in a small group a few years ago, we were given the opportunity to share our life stories. I was one of the first ones to share, there was a lot of shock as to what I have been through and how I have overcomes the obstacles.

A couple of weeks later I was sitting in church, watching a baptism video, and my pastor comes and sits next to me. He looks at me and asks, will you share your story in church today? My heart instantly started beating fast, my anxiety kicked in and I wanted to run. But I looked at him and said, YES! As he walked away, I thought what did I just say?!? Sitting through his sermon, I was nervous, scared, and worried. But I prayed for God’s peace and when he asked me to come up, I did and shared what has happened in my life.

After I finished, church was over and I was shocked at how many people came up to me and shared how they related to me. I look back and see how brave I was to just share my heart.

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Any words of encouragement for Elizabeth? Share them below!

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5 comments

  1. Mickenzie Vought
    posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 8:20 AM  |  reply

    Elizabeth- bravery begets bravery, begets bravery, begets bravery. Also, we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our Testimony! Rev 12:11 You’re an overcomer!!!

  2. Ann Jorgensen
    posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 9:34 AM  |  reply

    Elizabeth, I have a similar story of sharing in church. I understand how much courage it takes. I also understand how God uses that moment to transform us. He tells us in Revelation 12:11 that we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. You ARE an overcomer. God will bless you as He uses your testimony to transform you and to show others the way of transformation.

  3. mongupp
    posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 9:36 AM  |  reply

    Good on you, Elizabeth!

  4. Elizabeth
    posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM  |  reply

    Thank you ladies for the encouragement. I have been sharing my story more and more and I have to say it is getting easier and easier because I know that God is right there with me. We all have a testimony and our stories matter in God’s eyes and I am so thankful he is using me to share mine with those that need to hear it.

  5. posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM  |  reply

    It sounds like you have a gift for touching people by being authentic. Way to use your talents for the glory of God!

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