TELLING OUR STORIES
So far in this series I wrote about how each of us has a story and even if there are similarities we have a unique perspective. I shared about fear, hope, believing, belonging, finding inspiration and comfort, and why we need to share. But how do we learn to share our stories?
How do you go about telling your story? What all does it entail? How much do you tell and when do you share it? I’m definitely not an expert, but I have some ideas. I believe there are many ways and possibilities.
The key is to be yourself – your true self. Don’t be afraid to share struggles.
That shows you are human. No one can do everything right all the time. We mess up, but the good thing is, we can learn from mistakes.
HOW DO WE LEARN?
Start right where you are. Think about your life. Be interested in what others say and do. Often in conversation you will think of something to share from your experience. It might be just what the other person needs to hear to see they are not alone and there is hope.
Another way to tell your story is through art, using a variety of mixed media. Other ways include poetry, fiction stories that mimic real life, or even through music.
As a child of God I want to remember that I am part of His story.
I need to pray, asking God for wisdom each day not only for my writing but for my life. This is an important part of my story, too.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
We are all part of God’s bigger story. Always remember that you have a place. God has promised to be with us always. His love and grace are plentiful and will never run out.
This is Day 10 of Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes, and the prompt word is how.
To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement