If you never deal with your past, your past will deal with you. Isn't it ironic how painful the thought of vomiting is, yet you always feel better after you've done it?
Renowned evangelist Ken Freeman uses analogy for sharing your testimony in Toilet Bowl Christianity. Ken had more than his share of challenges growing up with an alcoholic, abusive mother, so sharing his testimony is inevitably quite painful. However, Revelations 12:11 reminds us that "[w]e overcome by the word of our testimony." Through his own past, he reminds us that God is always in control, and we often endure hardships in order that he might receive the glory of our victories.