Some friends and I have “Girls’ Night” each month. (An absolute must!) It always involves chocolate and laughter and sometimes means tears and hugs. But regardless of how we spend those precious hours, we leave refreshed.
But our ties go deeper than dessert â€” though these girls make some mean dessert. These are my sister-friends. As a group we have walked through cancer, adultery, infertility, and miscarriage. Not to mention the daily challenges that come with mommyhood.
We have interceded for one another and carried the burdens. We have delivered meals and babysat kids. We have loved and not loved and loved some more â€” sister-friends, bound together by God.
Does Anyone Know Your Story?
But we recently realized that as a group we don’t know everyone’s story. We know the Cliff Note version. We know the present battles. We know that Junior won’t sleep past 5:30 a.m. and mama’s about to lose her mind. But we don’t know everyone’s full God-story â€” the Lifetime movie version.
Beginning at the beginning and highlighting God’s movement throughout our lives, some have started to share their God-story. And hearing it deepens our connection as friends.
But telling our story not only allows others a glimpse into our soul, it does something to us. It builds our faith as we see God’s hand throughout our life, infusing hope for the future.
The Double Dog Dare
If you’ve never told your own God-story, thenÂ (are you ready?) IÂ double-dog-dare you to take the time to write it down, noting the things that have shaped you inÂ this faith-race. ThenÂ share it with someone else. If you’ve shared your story before, ask Him to give you a chance to tell it again. There’s such power in remembering.
What does sharing your own God-story do to your spirit?
What hesitations do you have to sharing?
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