The World Needs Your Story

Friend, do you know that the world needs your story?

Here is a sneak peek of my guest post for COMPEL Training Blog about why the world needs you and your story as a Christian writer and creative.

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The World Needs Your Story

How do you feel as a writer when God guides you to share your story? Perhaps your first reaction is one of insecurity and comparison. Perhaps you doubt the world needs you and your story.

Do thoughts like these cross your mind:

I am not the only one who has gone through that

This story has been already told

or do I have anything new to say?  

The first time when God gently nudged me to share something more than my usual daily experiences in my blog posts, I was very reluctant. He nudged me to write about my infertility and marriage problems in a memoir. I didn’t know anything about how to write a memoir, and my story of battling infertility for many years was too painful and too common, or so I thought. 

But God remained persistent, and I obeyed. It was a huge learning curve. I needed to learn not only how to write scenes, dialogue and structure a memoir but, most importantly, to define what message I want to convey.

Having a Story Means Having a Message

Here are 4 truths I learned in the process that will encourage you to share your story too.

Having a story means having a message.

God has already ordained every day of our lives and has foreseen our experiences, struggles, wins, and valuable lessons to learn. He wants to use us as vessels to convey His message of love, grace, and restoration, using our unique voices and places in the community.

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You and your story are a necessary and indispensable part of His grand plan because “you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27).

Read the rest of the post to find out the next lessons I learned at COMPEL Training Blog and be strengthened and encouraged.

More articles on writing and blogging you can find here.

More Encouragement for Bloggers, Writers, and Creatives

If you need inspiration and encouragement as a writer and creative, I can recommend these selected books on the writing life and creativity. Check them out.

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin

Do Your Art: A Manifesto on Rejecting Apathy to Bring Your Best to the World by Chad R. Allen  

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins

The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer

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Your Turn

What are the doubts and insecurities you struggle with the most as a Christian writer? Share in the comments and on social media if you found this article helpful. Thank you!

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10 Replies to “The World Needs Your Story”

    1. Thanks, Cendrine! Yes, we grow as writers every step of the way. It is a beautiful process and an adventure. Blessings!

  1. It was hard to share my story at first but God has taught me that everything that ever happened to me was filtered through His loving hands and allowed to happen so He could step in and move as only He can move for His glory. You encourage me so much Hadassah, I love how transparent you are in your sharing of your story … helps bring healing and a deeper understanding of God’s love to all those who encounter you!

    1. Thanks so much for your encouraging and gracious words, sweet friend! Keep shining your light for Christ… The world definitely needs you, your words and your stories!

  2. Thank you for the sneak peak of the post. You are so right that as writers it can be hard to share personal details. But each of us has a story, so it’s perfect to highlight that the world needs your story as well as those around us.

    1. Thanks, Debbie! Yes, sometimes it is not easy to share personal details as writers. We need discernment and wisdom about what to share in such a way that it benefits the reader.

  3. Telling my story is something I have been thinking over the past year. When I think about how much I appreciate it when others share their stories, I realize that I need to have my own ready to share as well. Thank you for the good thoughts and encouragement.

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I am happy the post encouraged you to consider sharing your story as well. I am sure it will bless many!

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