The late Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you.”
What’s your story? We all have one. We may hear stories of others and how they were drastically transformed from their former lives. They explain their story to open mouthed listeners and it sounds so epic. Maybe your story isn’t like that. Maybe you had been going to churches for years without ever really connecting with the songs, or the sermons, until one day, your heart stirred and Christ became personal. He became not just an idea, but your Saviour.
Every story of how we come to know Him, to be embraced by His grace and empowered by His mercy, is a story worth telling. Don’t underestimate the meaning and power your story can have on those around you. Maybe you were never in a gang, or jail, or struggled with drugs or whatever. No matter the circumstances or the reaction of those hearing it, the result is the same – how one soul came to find its true home, and there’s power in that reality.Your story is more than facts. It has truth and conviction because it’s a story only you can truly share with meaning and passion, and you have no idea how that may effect those who hear it. They may be just like you, or where you were when you were seeking purpose and freedom. Your story, and your life, are both ongoing, and both point to Christ.
Every story is epic because your story is His story. It’s the greatest story ever told, for it’s the story of God redeeming and pursuing His children with tremendous love, and that’s a story that should always be shared, and lived.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.”
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”