Is it wrong to be truthful? Is there a line drawn when it comes to sharing certain parts of your past? Is there a such thing as a “perfect story”? Here are my answers. No. No..(but depend on your audience). No. My reasoning for those answers is that my journey is not just for my experience, but for people to witness who I become and what I did after those experiences. I am not implying that you put all of your business out on the streets, but do not become shame of your past in moments when someone needs to hear it. If you have repented and now walking in a different direction from those wrong things, then no shame should be present. Sharing my story is not to gain notoriety but to become a beacon of hope for people to push through those same trials and situations that I have walked. I cannot change what I have done, said, or even thought in the past, but I can get the courage to move forward. My scars are beautiful lessons to share regardless of what they are. We all have stories to share. Some of us have experienced rejection, abandonment, abused, molested, let-downs, and the list goes on, but those experiences come with a microphone for you to tell others how they can overcome it. Of course being bold with my testimony may come with ridicule, disapproval, or even fear, but I cannot become restrained by the expectations of others. Be real about your journey, and be bold about what you have overcame. Freedom is what I seek for others to have by breaking free from the things holding me back.
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This post is inspired from Chapter 4 “BE Bold” from my book “BE”. If you are looking for something interesting to read that will inspire you to move forward and BE the change you want to see, you can purchase my book second book “BE” here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C3RKS54
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