“This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder.”-2 peter 3:1
God has created you with unique stories, circumstances and situations that only you have experienced. People want to know you because of who you are and what you have gone through. They want to see you share that story in a way that points them to Christ. Holley Gerth, author of You’re Made for a God Sized Dream exhorts, “You are who you are for a reason. God could have designed you in any way that he wanted. After all, he spoke the world into being. Customizing you wasn’t a challenge. So why would he create you in a way that didn’t match up with the biggest dreams he has for your life?”1 Every one of your experiences is unique to who you are and designed to transform you into Christ-likeness. You just have the boldness to share your story in order to engage them in the overall mission of God.
Your story is more than just the words that escape your lips during a public prayer time, the amount of Scripture you have memorized or the conversations you have over a cup of tea with a girlfriend. Your story defines you. As you mature, your story changes, just as your theology and knowledge of the word changes. As you grow, your knowledge of the word grows, too, allowing you to evolve into the person God has made you to be.
What if God is calling you to impact others with your story? Pray and ask God who God would want you to share your story with today.
1 Holley Gerth, You’re Made for a God Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You, (Grand Rapids: Revell Books, 2013), 30.