Life is so interesting. It is full of twists, turns, challenges, mountain tops, etc. Everyone’s life tells a story. Even though the situations may have unique elements, the circumstances by which a person may find themselves in may not be a unique as one would think. It is easy to convince ourselves that no one understands or may have shared life experiences. That is the beauty of humankind. Although we may have our differences, it is through our similarities that we are brought closer together.
The question I pose to you is “What is your story?” This was a question I pondered as I began to write. At the time I had no idea that what I was composing would become something much greater than I could ever imagine. Many times we assume that what we have experienced or gone through has little value, when God sees every bit of our journey as an amazing story. It is a masterpiece waiting to be displayed. Sure, our stories may be filled with pain, shame, difficulty, and obstacles but I can also bet that if we took a moment to reflect we can find the joy, victory, and triumph even in the midst of it all.
Despite what that voice inside you may be telling you, there is someone out there that needs to hear it! We were not called to live our lives in isolation. We were created to live in communion with one another. Our lives are living testimonies that are not a depiction of perfection but of grace, mercy, redemption and salvation.
The awesome part about being story tellers is that we can tell our story in so many different ways. Maybe your story is told through comedy or satire maybe you take us on an adventure through lives of fictional characters, etc. You can decide how your story is told!
As I began to share my story, I was amazed at how many people could relate or even make connections to their own lives. There is power in your story! I strongly encourage you to step out and tell your story. I can guarantee you that if your story reaches just one person, it was all worth it! I hope and pray that you will be encouraged to share the amazing gift God has given you—your story!
If you are reading this and you are not sure of your next step, I would urge you to check out the Faith and Cultures writers’ conference. This will be a place where people from all walks of life, having various interests, each with their own story, will be gathered in one place, at one time, to share in a phenomenal experience that will be life changing. This is more than just a typical writer’s conference; don’t allow this awesome opportunity to pass you by!
I look forward to seeing you there!