Sunday, March 13, 2016

God Works Through Our Stories


I’m joining the Five Minute Friday community with Kate Motaung…5 minutes, no rewriting, and a one word prompt…

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Last weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at a women's event. During the Bible study I was presenting, I shared a story about one of my less than stellar moments.

It wasn't something I particularly wanted to share, but rather a story I knew God wanted me to share.

Because when we share our stories, we let others know it's okay to share their stories.

When we let someone see the moments we'd rather not talk about, that someone knows she's not the only one with those kinds of moments.


God works through our stories...the good ones, and the messy day, less than proud ones.

He takes the experiences we'd like to bury and gives them meaning.


He leads us to share, and when we do, He uses it for His glory.

In Christ,
Laura 

9 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how our authentic transparency leads the way to freedom for others? :) So glad you obeyed the Lord and shared that messy place so that someone else could find hope.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  2. Amen! God uses our experiences - good, bad and ugly - to inspire others and draw them to Him. Blessings!

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  3. Laura you are so right. Our stories can help others no matter the story.

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  4. This is so true. I've shared some pretty messy stories in my time, and God has always used it to bring Him glory. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Amen, Laura. It is true that He uses all of our stories to help others, if we allow Him to do so. To borrow Jason Gray's words in his song, "Nothing is wasted,"
    "And nothing is wasted
    Nothing is wasted
    In the hands of our Redeemer
    Nothing is wasted"
    Visiting from FMF.

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  6. Beautiful. Brene Brown always says "The bravest thing you'll ever do is tell your story." Visiting from FMF where I'm in the #52 spot.

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  7. "Because when we share our stories, we let others know it's okay to share their stories." How beautiful! I'm so thankful to know other women's stories of messing up. It builds so much faith and love in my heart. (Also visiting from FMF!) :)

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  8. "He takes the experiences we'd like to bury and gives them meaning."

    I am looking forward to the day when some of the past things in my life will bear that Kingdom fruit! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yes, it is amazing how sharing our stories breaks down barriers and forges connection! Linking with you at #TellHisStory.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!