Your Story Is Gods Story… Share It!!

390EE851-8EA0-49BC-AF91-B1D53B942F2F.jpegI get asked sometimes how I can believe in God. In Jesus. Truth is I don’t know how I couldn’t. I know without a doubt that I would not be where I am today without my relationship with them. My story of overcoming and moving forward through even the most difficult of circumstances, is not just my story. It’s a story of Gods never ending grace. It’s a story of love that would never give up. It’s a story of redemption through the cross and blood of Jesus. It’s a story of restoration that defies what can be explained. I still to this day can’t tell you exactly how I’ve gotten from where I was at my worst, to where I am now. It’s a story of being held and kept together even through the most shattering of moments. My story is not my own. It’s God’s.
I don’t know why we as believers think that our lives are meant to be without hurt, simply because we live our lives for Jesus. Even Jesus didn’t live a life without pain, and we think somehow we should. It’s a trap this kind of thinking. I am sure you’ve heard the verse many times, but I’ll repeat it anyway. John 16:33 tells us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus himself tells us that this life will be hard at times. It’s a promise of the Bible. But not a promise of just bad, but of Him being there to help you overcome it. Satan wants us to think that bad equals God not loving us. When in reality how He gets us through the unimaginable is a picture perfect portrait of His love for us. God never messes with free will and sin has a way of ruining lives, hurting others. Disease and all the stuff God never intended to, entered our world when sin did. It doesn’t make sense to our human brains. But neither does how I’ve survived what I have, that’s all God. Understating is not ours for the taking, faith and trust is though.
What in your life can you point to and say, “I know I didn’t get through that on my own.”? Maybe you have a series of stories or just one. That part doesn’t matter. It’s all meant to glorify God. The thing or things that you thought of, that’s your story. That’s God’s story. That’s how you can share the love of Christ with others. It doesn’t have to be filled with verses, and scientific knowledge. It just has to be real and genuine. It just has to come from your heart. That’s what people are attracted to most, genuineness. The more connected we are with how we tell others of God, of Christ, the more likely they are to believe us. I don’t know the entire Bible. I barely know 10% of it. I’m reading and learning but I’m no scholar. I definitely don’t know much about science and how that plays into anything. However I do know the times I’ve heard God speak, the times I needed an answer and there it was, the times I’ve cried so much I just knew I’d never stop, the times I was so sure I’d never heal or truly live life again. I know all the times God pulled me up and stood me back on my feet. You know yours too. No one knows your story with God better than you. Don’t be ashamed of it or scared to share it. It’s yours!!!! And don’t let people’s use of big words or facts scare you. You just show them your big heart. And the fact of how it beats for Christ. As always I’m praying for you.

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