Overcoming Stereotypes With Our Testimonies

This is a guest post by Zak Schmoll who “just graduated from the University of Vermont with a double major in Accounting and Statistics. On July 23, 2012 he went on a mission to write about one chapter of the Bible every day from start to finish. You can follow his progress at A Chapter Per Day and follow him on Twitter. If you are interested in writing a post for us, visit our Guest Post page. You can also view other guest posts by clicking here.

Our Testimonies - Sharing our Story

People like to make presuppositions. They like to assume that they know you even if you have never met. While this seems to be a useful exercise in categorization, these assumptions can sometimes be problematic.

Assumptions are by nature generalizations and stereotypes. The problem with that is that they are often times inaccurate and don’t represent each of us individually.

At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus Himself was subjected to this type of doubt.