There are parts of my story (like the what I share here) that I tell frequently because I’ve met many women who struggle with the same issues.
Over the past several weeks we met individuals who shared their God stories. As we did, I was struck by the similarities. In each case
→Someone had an encounter with Jesus causing a change in their circumstances, forgiveness of their sins, or hope for the future.
→They went (or were commanded to go) home. Their immediate concern was the people who knew them and would be able to see the change in their life. And, as with Legion telling his story among the ten cities, they even shared beyond their hometown.
→They told (and sometimes were specifically told to tell) what God had done for them. They were transparent enough to allow others to see where they were without Jesus and the difference He had made. They intentionally shared their stories. (If you need help with your story refer back to “How to Tell Your Story” by Cindy Stevens or my post, “Storytelling Rules” .)
→The result of telling their stories was amazement, questions about Jesus, praise to God, and more changed lives.
As our Tell Your Story series comes to a close, we’d love to hear from you.
•What impacted you the most from this series?
•Have you had an opportunity to share your story (formally or informally) with someone else?
•Has your story ever caused others to ask questions about Jesus, praise God, lead them to change, or offer them hope?
Unless you take up your story and give God credit for what He did for you and how He forgave you, the people you meet may never have the opportunity to be amazed by what God did, meet Him for themselves, or praise Him. Share your story!