It almost seems a lesson is not complete until it is written down.
I read the following quote from Kathleen Norris that helped me understand my feelings. She writes,
“Other’s people stories have long attracted me, partly because I learn from them how individual experience can be meaningful to others, so that it doesn not remain exclusively private or personal.”
If in any way my experiences could help someone else, it seems to me to be worth the time and effort. It also makes sense on a corporate level that what we face is not just for ourselves.
I admit that I do feel silly at times sharing but I am reminded of this verse and I take the risk
2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.