Friend, do you know that the world needs your story?
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The World Needs 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.God wants to use us as vessels to convey His message of love, grace, and restoration, using our unique voices and places in the community. @compeltraining #writerslife #writing #encouragement Click To Tweet
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.
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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
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
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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