Tag: Recognizing the significance of one’s testimony
The Enemy Tells Jordan St. Cyr He Isn’t Memorable
Our insecurity vs. God’s truth
“I just don’t think I’m memorable,” Christian music singer, songwriter and storyteller, Jordan St. Cyr confessed to Family Life Radio during a sit-down interview in Nashville, TN.
Jordan knows, however, that the words he speaks are not the reality of who he is in Christ.
“It comes from a place of insecurity,” he says matter-of-factly. “It comes from a lie that my story doesn’t matter.”
Jordan wrestled with sharing the health struggles he and his family endured with his daughter’s Sturge-Weber syndrome diagnosis because of that very lie – because that voice in his head had him convinced that his testimony was not only just white noise, but it was also utterly insignificant.
- Who was he to think that what God was doing amid the fire burning around them was anything special?
- What unique encouragement did he think his story was going to bring to a world that needed more than his meager testament to God’s grace?
Jordan said insecurity, planted by the enemy, ran so deep that it kept him from saying the very name of Jesus sooner in his music.
“I didn’t think the world needed another white guy with a guitar.”
God had to reach into that ingrained hesitancy Jordan was experiencing and remind him –
- He was made to say Jesus’s name.
- His life was a walking testimony.
- And to imagine what he could do if he went all in for Christ with his music, too!
But you don’t have to have a platform of millions of ears to be significant, and you don’t have to have an album circulating Spotify twenty years from now to be memorable.
“When we talk about testimony – God doesn’t make mistakes!” Jordan says. “If you’re breathing, you matter, and you’re here to affect change in the world.”
1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light” (NIV).
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