Many people judge a story depending on how well behaved the person in the past. Many people find it more satisfying listening to testimonies from someone that's been obedient, someone that persevered with fewer struggles, someone that waited patiently with faith. Testimonies like when you waited for the right one and finally came. Testimonies that state how they kept their faith while waiting for the big break at work. These kinds of stories are more satisfying to listen to for other people. Which makes the broken testimonies less entertaining to some. If not, it makes others think they are less valuable when they have broken pasts.
Don’t get me wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong with unbroken testimonies. They are precious. They are very worthy. But I just want to share those broken testimonies are as precious, as valuable, and as worthy as unbroken testimonies. They are both made by the same God.
Both stories matter. Both stories make a difference. Both stories are valuable. Both stories are worthy. Both stories are respected. Both stories are precious.
Isn't it also lovely to hear stories about how they have pulled out their misery and given them a new life- a new beginning? Isn't it also lovely to hear stories of how they suffered and endured and are now living the best times of their lives? It's as satisfying as listening to people that waited patiently in faith.
Do I sound strange? It's just like when you tell a story of how you were a good child and turned out with a really good future. That's very inspiring. There's no doubt about that. But it's as great as telling a story about how you were a rebel, did wrong things, or made wrong decisions, and are changed for the good. Changed to be better. That's very inspiring as well.
What's wrong sometimes is that when other people hear unbroken testimonies, they think less of who they are and begin to doubt. You need to know that your story matters too. You are not less worthy than other people. You are equally as worthy as everyone.
Broken testimonies tell stories about how God loves everyone even those who are lost. It shows that God is doing something great for every person and is not giving up pulling you out of the dark you were stuck for a long time.
It doesn't matter how bad you were or how broken your past was as long as you changed for the better. As long as you already acknowledge and let Him pull you out of your misery. so be proud. Tell your story. Share how loved you are and how great He is. Share how you became what you are right now. Inspire people. Inspire people with the same past. Inspire people and help them understand how great it is to change. Help them be a better version of themselves by sharing your beautiful broken testimony.