We all have a story to share that can potentially help someone else.
Life is messy but it’s also filled with beauty, isn’t it? Each one of us have gone through various trials and if we allow the Lord to lead us through them, then most likely we can come out with a story that when told will glorify our Father in Heaven.
My entire story can be condensed to three words: God Is Faithful! I have been through some pretty significant valleys of infertility and losing my brother, but God has proved Himself faithful through every valley as well as through every mountaintop.
One of the things that I try to do on a consistent basis is to share my story with someone who may struggling in an area that I’ve gone through. Just the other night my husband and I had dinner with a couple who were undergoing fertility treatments and we were able to share with them our journey, covering the good, the bad, and the ugly. We ended the evening in a powerful time of prayer which bonded us together with this precious couple and it allowed my husband and I to remember God’s faithfulness.
Revelation 12:11 says that the enemy will be defeated by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. How powerful! Christ did the ultimate work to triumph over the accuser, but you and I also have an important part to play in his defeat.
So be brave, my friend, and share your story. Your God will be glorified and you never know who it may help along the way.
Share your story in the comments below!
Today’s Reflecting Light blog post is written by Ashlee Matthews. Ashlee loves running, caring for her three dogs, and writing. She is involved in church ministry where she teaches middle schoolers. She is passionate about Jesus and she wants to do things in this life that matter. You can follow Ashlee’s blog at http://lovepeoplewell.com
I used to think that brave meant jumping out of a plane. I thought brave was serving your country. Brave was moving across the world to share the Gospel with unreached people. Brave was big. All or nothing. Brave was reserved for a special breed of people. Not me.
To me brave looks like Lt. Michael Murphy. It looks like Cheryl Strayed, Corrie Ten Boom, Jim Elliott, Laura Dekker. Brave is all of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Brave is Katie Davis, Rosa Parks, Bethany Hamilton, Marcus Luttrell, Danny Dietz, Matt Axelson, Chris Kyle and countless others. Brave is the beautiful savior who layed down His life for me.
I thought that being brave had to be dangerous to your well being. I thought brave was hiking alone for over a thousand miles. Brave was everything I thought that I could never be.
Outgoing. Adventurous. Risky. Dangerous.
I am none of those things. Or I thought that I couldn’t be.
What I’m learning is that sometimes brave is small. Sometimes brave is talking to that girl that’s sitting alone outside watching the world go by while you walk your dog. Sometimes brave is talking in a microphone in front of a crowd. Brave is sharing your words. Brave is sharing your heart. Brave can be facing the quiet instead of just filling it with sound. Brave can be facing your feelings instead of just shoving them down.
I don’t think that brave is for some people only. I think we all get to be brave. I think we all are already brave.
Read the rest of Ashlee’s blog post here: Be Brave