Friend, what’s your story?
We each have one, you know. And no two of us have the same one. Our stories are as unique as we are.
Maybe you’ve never thought about your story.
You might think there’s nothing special about it.
Or maybe you think you’ve made quite the mess of it.
You may even think your story doesn’t matter.
Friend, think again.
It does matter.
How do I know? I may not know your unique story, but I know it matters. Why? Because God is in it. He knows every scene, every page, every script, and believe it or not, He uses it all for our growth, for the good of others, and for His glory.
Please allow me to explain.
I’ve recently had a number of opportunities to share my faith story with others. At my most recent opportunity, however, God reminded me my story isn’t really mine at all. It’s His. Have you heard “My Story” from Big Daddy Weave? This song describes my story, and to tell it is to tell of Him.
Because God is in every part of my story.
The good parts.
The triumphant parts.
And, of course, the faith-filled parts.
But, He’s also in the broken parts.
The turned-my-back-on-Him parts.
The ugly parts.
And, yes, the sorrowful and grief-filled parts.
God’s in it all.
And, you know?
He’s in your story, too.
Even if you don’t think so. Even if you can’t see Him in any of it. He’s there. God is amazing like that. He’s always with us, and He doesn’t (and won’t) leave us in any part of our stories. The even better news is, He’ll use them for good.
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.Romans 8:28 VOICE
Even though I never share my story perfectly, God uses it each time to grow me and remind me just how faithful He is. He uses it to encourage others in their own stories. And, He uses it for His glory. Because it’s all of Him. God has restored and redeemed my life, and for that alone, I’m eternally grateful.
We’ll be talking about this and more at our next BYOB and B event, Your Story Matters, on August 29.
Details are here. If you’re local to me, I invite you to join me for this powerful Bring Your Own Bible and Beverage girls’ night out. And, if you’re not local, we may even do a piece of it Live on Facebook. Stay tuned! Registration and ticket sales end on August 26.
So, friend, your unique story does matter. Write a piece of it down. Then another. Think on it. Pray about it. Pay attention to the ways you see God in it. Then, share it with someone. And, then another. Someone needs to hear or read your story. (Maybe that someone is you.) God will use it for your growth, for the good of others, and for His glory.
You might just be amazed at what God will do with it!
Bless you, friend!