Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you believe that your story matters? 

There is so much emphasis on followers and platforms this day in age that I think sometimes we can forget that our stories are valuable. Just as valuable as the other person going through that similar thing; except maybe you have believed somewhere along the way that because they have tens if not hundreds of thousands of ‘followers’, they are more important/better than you. Their story + calling + blessing is more important & bigger, maybe their writing is getting published or they’re being invited to speak at big events + be noticed while you feel unseen and forgotten, useless. 

Their platform is enormous & continues to grow as you begin to feel overlooked & just want to shrink away and quiet your voice. Because somewhere along the way you forgot that you matter. That your testimony holds just as much value. Somehow you’ve bought the lie that 10,000 lives are more important than 1. That 1 person who you’ve inspired by being brave. That 1 life that has been redeemed + restored through the sharing of your testimony. Could you look that 1 person you’ve influenced in the eyes & them they’re not enough for you to continue doing what you know you’ve been called to do. To love. To be brave. To be vulnerable + real. Share your story. Have you taken the deceptive bait that Jesus loves others more than you? 
Since when does the number of followers or friends or published articles determine your value for the Kingdom of God? Stop comparing. Don’t be discouraged. 
You, my dear friend, matter. You DO!

Your story and journey and willingness to share so bravely makes a difference in this world.

Maybe you can’t SEE the impact as much as you tangibly see another’s but it’s there. Don’t let the trap of comparison quiet your voice or make you feel less valuable than you are! When you get stuck in that cycle it’s so hard to get out, because reality is there is always going to be someone who appears better, smarter, wiser, more ‘popular’ than you. 

The enemy intends to destroy us; God intends to deliver us + those around us.
God is smiling down on you as you step out in faith and look to Him. He needs YOU!

Shine that beautiful Light of yours out into this dark world & know that you are SEEN & treasured by our wonderful Father who doesn’t waste an ounce of pain + suffering. 

Don’t give up on the dreams + desires planted in your heart by Him just because it isn’t looking like you initially imagined. He’s the God of immeasurably more. 

Our voices, our stories/testimonies, wisdom, lessons learned, compassion gained… Are very irreplaceable & PRICELESS. And we are all in this together! ❤️ 

Oh and one day you will realize that ‘your story’ was never really about ‘you’, so shift your gaze upward + watch how our beautiful Creator continues to write your story & bring the most  Eternal beauty + Glory out of every crack. 
{The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”}

JOHN 10:10

{As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day].”}