Everyone I know has a story. We’ve all gotten to this place in life through a unique and often untold journey. Most of us don’t get to tell our story in any detail.
Besides, who is going to listen?
One of the reasons I wrote Working Women of the Bible is because I was convinced of untold stories that need to be told. What kind of stories am I talking about? Stories of successes and failures. Stories of lessons learned and second chances. Stories of hard work and sacrifice. Stories of broken hearts and mended wounds.
So, what’s your story?
A powerful story has a beginning, a middle, and an end (or a “resolution”). The middle often involves a crisis, a struggle, or a series of events that are difficult or unplanned. Often, the greater the struggle, the greater the story.
If you had a single piece of paper or a “timeline” of your life, what events would mark your journey?
As important, have you told your story?
If you were asked to tell your story, what would you say?
Some of us know exactly what we want to say. We’re just not convinced anyone will listen. Or we don’t have the platform to tell our stories – we lack an audience.
Others have not even thought about “telling” our story. No one has ever asked, and we think our story is boring, irrelevant, or unimportant.
Final question. Will you share your story?
I believe that each of us has a unique story to share. It doesn’t have to be public, and we may be most comfortable (and effective) by sharing our stories privately. Yet some of us have a desire to share out stories with a broader audience. If that’s your desire, I’d love to help. You see, I am a storyteller at heart. I am convinced that a good story doesn’t just transform us, it becomes us.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 20. I’ll be highlighting some of your stories in upcoming blog posts, and I am interested the the ordinary, the divine, and the unexpected.
Have you ever considered writing a memoir? In Chasing Superwoman, I tell my story of a stressed-out, too-busy working mom trying to find peace in the midst of the chaos. Have you ever read a memoir that reminds you of your own story?