Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tell It........

To Be Continued...............

I heard something at our Ladies Conference that I hope changes my life.

You have a story to tell.  I have a story to tell.

God's story!

Tell your story.  Whatever God has done for you......Tell it.  If God has saved you from Hell and an eternity apart from Him..........Tell it.  If He has blessed you with babies.........Tell it.  If you've struggled with infertility and learned valuable lessons about life............Tell it.  If you have an awesome job that God dropped in your lap..........Tell it.  If you are a SAHM and love it..........Tell it.  If you learned something totally awesome in your personal Bible Study or during the preacher's sermon......Tell it.  If you can pay all your bills this month........tell it.  If you can't pay your bills, but then God miraculously provides for you and there is absolutely no explanation........Tell it.  If you are happily married to a Godly husband........Tell it.  If God has brought you through a divorce and you've learned forgiveness and redemption.......Tell it.  If you have totally awesome Christian friends that love you for who you are.........Tell it.  If you've been betrayed by a so-called friend.........Tell it.  If, like me, you have buried a child.......Tell it.


Tell the world your story.  You have no idea who's listening.  You have no idea how God will use your life story to touch someone's heart and bring them closer to Him.  You don't have to tell the WWW like I do.  I'm comfortable with it but you may not be and that's OK.  God will show you how and when He wants you to tell your story.  Listen to Him.  You may only tell parts of your story to one other person.  And that's OK.  There are things about Trisomy 18 and grief that I only tell Chad.  And that is as it should be.  There are things about my story that I only tell God.  And that as well is as it should be.  But, what you can tell........Tell it.  A single life is an amazing story. 

Let Him tell His story and use you as the author.

7 comments:

Jules said...

Yes, I loved this message as well. Tell your God stories. Tell your life stories.

For today, mine is this: I feel betrayed. But I am CLINGING to God my Father! I know He doesn't put more on me than I can bare and I know without a shadow of a doubt that He has not forsaken me!

Thanks for sharing your story with us.

Jesse said...

Awesome post, sis.

Sarah said...

Nikki, I just want to thank you for sharing your story. It has been a blessing for me and my family has been prsying for yours. We have some mutal friends here in the big ole town of Morganton, and I just think it is amazing how God has used your family story to already bless so many people. I know that God has something awesome planned for your next job.

Jamie Lynn said...

I like that:).. very true!

Preachersgirl3491 said...

I love this! Though times are hard right now, I know that He will bring me through and when I feel the time is right I want to tell it. I thank Him for Grace and family like you!

shambleyhomeschool said...

Wow! That is so good. It made me think of a song "I love to tell the story".That song is about telling people of Jesus and his love! I have so many stories to tell. Infertility issues... Doctors said I could not have children of my own, but GOD proved them wrong! My bilogical children are 9 years apart.( by the way not MY plan but GOD'S) I also have adoption stories to tell...foster parenting stories...homeschool and SAHM stories...moving across the country with 4 children stories. Forgiveness stories. You know I have never thought about ALL of the stories I need to tell. Thank you for your blog today. Now I need to get busy!

Holly said...

Yes!! This is why I share mine! You really can never know the full impact your story can have on someone else. But God does!