Everyone enjoys a good story. We especially love to hear stories with happy endings. We want good things to happen to good people. We want to hear how making that critical decision changed a life.
Some stories don’t start out so good. People may make some bad choices and struggle with consequences of their actions. The Bible is full of such stories. They don’t always have a happy ending but they DO provide encouragement and instruction to us concerning how we live.
Have you ever considered that you have a story? If you are a Christ follower, you have a story with a happy ending. Your story has the potential to help change someone else’s life.
But not if you keep it to yourself. In order for your story to have impact, you have to tell it. You have to share where you’ve been and where you’re going. Others cannot be encouraged by the lessons you’ve learned if they never hear about them.
Jesus said that we should tell others what has been done for us.
“Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.“ – Luke 8:39 (NASB)
Tell your story! Others are waiting to be encouraged by the unique story that God has given you.
“Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.” – Psalm 66:16(NASB)