Share Your Story
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Genesis 50.20 NIV
I know about your story.
I may have never met you and might have no idea how the sequence of events have played out to form your life story, but I can tell you some things about it that even you may not know. Here is what I know:
1. Your story is powerful.
There is no greater force in the universe than the love and grace of God. Even the forces of death, evil, and sin—ones that often seem impossible to overcome—could not match Him. All of the power death, sin, and evil ever had and ever will have was poured into the Son of Man on Calvary in an effort to overwhelm and destroy Him. But their power was broken with the first breath Jesus took on the third morning.
That same force of goodness, grace, and love lives within your story, which means it carries incomparable power. To share your story is to share that power. Your story has the ability to change the life of anyone who will listen.
2. Your story is incomplete.
In fact, your story will never be complete. Even after death, eternity awaits, and though your story has a beginning, it ultimately has no end. Can you imagine how incomplete Jesus’ story must have felt to Him as He was telling it to His disciples? Even after He rose from the dead and traveled about to share His story with anyone who would listen, He knew how much greater His return to earth would be. His story is still incomplete, yet it is the most powerful story ever told.
So if you are waiting for some sense of resolution or completion, a feeling of your story being “ready” to be told, know this will never come. Know that your story is ready now.
3. Your story is not your own.
You have the power to decide when and where to share your story. You can control how it is told, who hears it, and which parts are included or omitted. You have this kind of power over your story, because God has given us the gift of free will, but even though you have power over your story, it does not belong to you.
God created all things, including you, including your story, so I encourage you to hold it loosely as it is ultimately meant to be given away.
Is it time for you to share your story?
Even if you wish to share anonymously, please let us know by reaching out to our secure email address (info@423Communities.org) and we would be thrilled to bless our readers with your story.
Contributor: Jordan N.