you really desire to be used by God, you must understand a painful
truth. The very experiences that you have resented or regretted
most in life - the ones you've wanted to hide and forget - are
the experiences God wants to use to help others."
God to use your painful experiences, you must be willing to
share them. You have to stop covering them up, and you must
honestly admit your faults, failures and fears. Doing this will
probably be your most effective ministry. People are always
more encouraged when we share how God's grace helped us in weakness
than when we brag about our strengths. "