“Your story is the key that can unlock someone else’s prison. Share your testimony”– Pastor John Hagee
Being human is going through life with the good, bad, and ugly…without these three derivatives – life would be meaningless; not only to us, but to others~
We all go through insecurities, imperfections, heartaches, struggles, and overall painful periods. And nothing satisfies us more than hearing about someone else going through these same challenges. Not that we enjoy seeing and hearing about others in distress, it helps us in knowing that we are not alone in our struggles.
From others sharing their discomfort we can hold onto hope in knowing that because we’re not alone, together we can also find support and healing. When you find someone whose going through the same struggles, somehow it makes the unbearable, seem tolerable – less lonely, and less scary.
Being an incest and rape victim, I’ve been able to share my story with others who have been through this same horrific and painful circumstance. And through the process, we’ve not only helped and supported one another, we’ve also been able to move onto healing and positive self-awareness to go forward. The following sites are those I started back in 2008 in working through the pain and supporting others:
Most current: https://www.facebook.com/rapesurvivorsovercome/
Earlier blog: http://www.cafemom.com/group/81264
My life would have remained scattered, torn and broken if it had not been for searching out others who have been through the same experiences.
“God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling – He can turn your deepest heartache and misery into your ministry.” ❤
-Kimberly Jones Pothier
“When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.” ❤