The apostle Paul shared his testimony before King Agrippa in Acts 26. It detailed his life before he encountered the living Jesus and afterwards. We all have a story that intersects with God’s story. Our story is meant to be shared with others who don’t yet know God’s love. In sharing our stories we are inviting people to help take the next step towards God.
We may be surprised at the Judgment. The King will recall the little things that we did but that we've forgotten. Then He will invite the "blessed" into His presence. Our job is to prepare for that Final.
Strongholds. They are formed in our lives from sin done by us or sin done to us. They are sometimes generational running in our family. The good news of the Gospel is that these spiritual strongholds can be demolished as we walk in the Spirit.
Like Jesus, we find ourselves wrestling with our heavenly Father over our life situations. We pray for deliverance but ultimately we trust in God’s will being done in our lives as we pray the prayer of surrender.