Ten Things to Remember When Telling Your Story

Your Story is how God has transformed your life. Simple as that.

1.    It’s not your story, it’s God’s

God made you, you’re His. You belong to Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Galatians 5:24

2.    You don’t tell it to glorify you—you tell it to glorify God

God is the center of your story. He’s in every word, every fiber of it. Your story is not about you.
Psalms 66: 1-2,Galatians 6:14, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10          

3.    It’s all about change

Our God is a God of transformation. You and your story will change, even if your circumstances stay constant or always look different. Change is one thing you can’t stop.
Proverbs 3:25-26, Psalms 46:1-3

4.    It  doesn’t have to start at the beginning of your life

Change can happen anywhere and at any time. Sometimes you’re not even ready for it. Actually, that’s most of the time.
Hebrews 12:1-2, Lamentations 3:22-23

 5.    Expect BIGGER.

Much Bigger actually. God has a tendency of going WAY above your wildest dreams and highest expectations. Allow yourself to be led by the Spirit—relinquish control—and look to him for everything.
Isaiah 55:8-9, Romans 8: 26-28, Proverbs 3:5-6

 6.    It’s not supposed to be easy

It’s your story—you telling people about your past, your hurts, the change…this is not an easy topic to talk about. The thing is though, you’re the only person who can tell it. It’s God’s story of you.  The good thing is that God’s glory is revealed when you share the real story, the real you.
Psalms 19:1-6, Psalms 29:9

 7.    It’s your best evangelical tool

Not everyone has the spiritual gift of evangelism but that doesn’t mean God can’t or doesn’t use you. Your story is something unique to you that you can tell anybody to visibly show them the Salvation and Light you have received--It’s all about God.
1 Peter3: 15-16, Matthew 24:14, 2 Timothy 4:2

 8.    It’s not the same each time you tell it

Maybe for a specific reason….it’s not about the details. You don’t even have to tell them. Just tell about how God is changing you.
1 Peter 2:9, Psalms 73:28

 9.    Tell it! Let people know the change that’s happened and is happening

This is SO exciting! Even if you stand there shaking with fear and can hardly hold eye contact, much less a microphone. But when you have an opportunity to tell your story, do it for God—that’s what it’s for--no one else, not even you.
1 Peter 1:6-9, 2 Corinthians 3:18

10. It’s not over

Our God is a deliberate God. If you think you’ve reached a stopping point—just wait. Whatever point you are at though, cling to Him, continue growing closer to Him. Build your faith and do not fear the future.
Romans 8:28, 1 Peter 2:4

Ask God about your story. It's yours. Only you can tell it.


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