Sometimes I fluctuate like a pendulum between "God is awesome and everyone needs to know!" and "who am I to expect people to listen when I proclaim His name?" Sometimes I hit both in a matter of minutes. What's great is that He can use both ends of the spectrum.
I was having a "Who am I" moment the other day. Who am I to share the Gospel? Why should people listen to me? What story has God given me? The only times I've gone to bed hungry where the days when I didn't like what was served for dinner. I've never lost my job. I've never been ripped from the jaws of death. I've never overcome a serious addiction. I've never...
Then like He always does, God smacked me in the face as He began to remind me of all of the things He has done in my life. I've had a seven year old Guatemalan boy fall in love with me. I've been in a car-totalling accident and walked away without a scratch. I've been able to make a difference in the lives of teens at home and at school. I've personally handed a bag of food to someone who will live off of it for the next month. I've (been told I) energized someone who didn't know if he could muster up the energy to do the job correctly himself.
You think I did any of that on my own?
Maybe I don't remember a specific day when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. Maybe I didn't overcome a life-changing obstacle to obtain the faith I now proclaim. That doesn't mean I don't have a testimony. Testimony is God's people speaking out about what He has done. He has given me a story to tell. Who am I not to tell it?
Being used and telling my story,