Tell me your story.
I want to know.
Your life matters. Your experience matters. Your story has the power to change other’s lives.
Believe it or not, you are apart of an incredible story – the greatest story ever told – the story of God’s love for the world, and YOU are a major player.
We have a tendency to think that our stories aren’t important so we live like it. We live as if our small existence is meaningless, fleeting, and uninteresting. But the truth is, every moment, every encounter, and every thought matters. There is a ripple effect that happens in this universe. Science tells us, to every action there is a reaction. The more we understand about our lives and the experiences we’ve had, the more we can take action to change the patterns and the trajectory of our lives.
When we begin to understand the story of God’s love for the world, the place in history where we find ourselves, and the power of our unique stories to effect others, we can go from living a life full of hopelessness and obscurity to one of power and purpose.
Your story matters.
It matters that you see yourself as the Lord does – full of possibilities! When you were created, there were great plans and dreams meant for you to live out. The Master Creator never creates mediocrity. The Lord doesn’t look at you and think, “meh, nothing special.” God sees you and marvels,
“WOW! Look at my child! So much inside! So much to release! WATCH WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER!”
I heard a friend tell of a vision they had. It was a glimpse into a moment as the Lord was handing out scrolls of purpose. Each scroll, on the outside, was beautifully ornate but exactly the same. While what was written on the inside was different, each carried the same weight and value.
Your story is not my story.
My story is not your story.
Each of our stories are indeed different tales, but all play vital parts in the greatest story ever told. Each story is a gift meant to be shared.
What would happen if you began to live a life well told? What if you believed that what you say and do could be a beacon of hope, power, and love that has the power to reach far beyond your natural reach (Matt. 5:14-16)? What might happen if you agree with the Lord – that you’re meant to do greater things than him (John 12:12-14)?
What would it take to change the world around you? That’s a big question, and the answer can be found in the story of Jesus and the woman at the well (John 4:1-42)
She encountered Jesus.
She told her story.
Your story matters. It’s that powerful. It needs to be told.
Tell me your story.