Episode 68: Struggling to Share Your Story?: How Sharing Your Story Plays a Part in God’s Calling

December 13. 2023

Does sharing your story have you feeling paralyzed? Do you wish you could find a way to share it without sounding braggy or pittish? 

Do you feel led to share your story but just not sure anyone would care? 

What if you knew your story could help someone else? 

It’s possible. And it’s easier than you think!

Most Christians experience something BIG at some point in their life yet they never share it with anyone.

In today’s episode, I’m going to give you some guidance in sharing your story. 

Whether you think it is just a pity story or miracle story I will share how your story could be a part of God’s Calling on your life. 

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • The importance of sharing your story
  • Why sharing your story could be your Calling

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Struggling to share your story?: How sharing your story plays a part in God’s Calling

Has the thought, “Who would want to hear my story?” ever crossed your mind? Or maybe if you are like me you have had thoughts like “Who would believe me?” or “My story simply doesn’t matter.” 

These are all thoughts I have struggled with for many years. Although I felt led to share what I experienced I felt as if no one believed me. And other times I felt like my story simply didn’t matter and no one cared.” 

But the heaviness in my heart would not go away. The heaviness to share what I experienced and how God ultimately saved me and gave me another chance. A chance to truly live for Him. 

I remember when I first started blogging I thought “This is my chance to tell my story!” 

So I sat down and began writing blog post after blog post. But none of them told my story. At least not the story God was leading me to share. 

The story of how He snapped me out of the deep darkness that I was literally lost in. The story of how I am literally a walking miracle because He poured His mercy and grace over me. 

The story of how He saved a wretch like me because He ultimately knew I would eventually step into my calling and help others do the same. 

Mark 5:19 says “And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

What has God done for you? How has He had mercy on you? What is that one thing that you walked through that was harder than anything else you experienced? 

When I was a kid I sat on a king size bed next to my brother as we watched a man hold a knife to our moms throat, threatening to kill her if we dare cry. 

There are stories after stories from my childhood like the time my mom tied her boyfriend to the bed because he beat her and then she nailed the front door shut and poured gas all over the porch and called the police. 

But none of those stories mattered. True they will one day make great fillers for my book but they aren’t the story I was meant to share. 

Therefore when it came time to share the story that God was asking me to share I struggled. 

Looking back I now know I struggled because of shame, guilt, and even selfishness. 

The shame came from why me? The guilt came from my checkered past, and the selfishness, well to be honest at first I think I was looking for pity. 

Truth be told it was never my story to begin with. I know what you are thinking “Okay but didn’t it happen to you?” 

Of course it did! Just as your story happened to you. 

No matter what your furnace story is, as Tom Ziglar calls it, you may have experienced it but the glory should always go to God. 

God is the one who walked through the furnace with you and eventually brought you out of it.

Just as He brought me out of the darkness He brought you out something too. 

Just the other day a client told me she felt like she was being redundant telling her story over and over. 

My response was that the people will listen to it over and over. 

My first realization of this was Joyce Meyer. Joyce was abused by her father as a young girl. Joyce tells her story over and over. I for one have probably heard it a thousand times over yet every time is like the first time. 

There is another lady who was so broke she literally only had $5 to her name. $5 that she used to buy some ingredients to bake cupcakes that turned into a million dollar business. 

I’ve heard her story multiple times. And everytime is like the first time. 

My trainer who trained me to be a Christian Motivational Speaker tells her story over and over of how she was a Playboy Bunny and Jesus saved her. 

That is when it clicked. All these ladies were giving God the credit. They were using their testimonies to help lead others to Christ in one way or another. 

That is exactly what I did with my Signature Talk. I’m sharing my story but I’m also giving the glory to God and in a way I am leading others to a closer relationship with Christ by encouraging them to embrace their unique calling. 

Friend, you can do the same with your story. Someone, somewhere, needs to hear your story. 

And maybe they need to hear it over and over. But what they really need is to see how God played a part in it so that they can see the role He is playing in their story. 

Sharing your story is heart work. It’s not easy work, but it might be the most important thing you’ll ever do. 
As always I will leave you with something to think about: What if your furnace story becomes a bottle of water to someone else’s survival pack?

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