The Greatest Story Ever Told!

I was at a seminar on “Knowing your purpose” a couple of weeks ago, and something the leader said has been swirling around in my head ever since…

Your story is the greatest story you will ever tell!

Addressing everyone in the room, he went on to say that “there is no one else out there like you. You are unique. Everyone has a story to tell, no matter where and what they came from.”

So I’m here to say, my story is the greatest story ever told. Okay okay… so it’s not the greatest story ever told, but it is a great story.

I sound very confident in that statement don’t I? But trust me… it took a long time for me to accept that I even had a story to tell.

Most of us shrink back and are embarrassed to share our stories and experiences. But we shouldn’t be afraid. You never know who out there needs to hear your story.

I used to struggle when it came to writing about myself or using personal experiences as material. I thought I had nothing to say. I’m lucky that the people I have around me push me to use what I have within (especially my mum) – because it can influence others in a positive way.

It’s the same with your story too. Yours is a great story! One that no one else can tell, and no one else has!

Why am I saying all this?

I turned 24 recently (20th June 2019). And honestly, every time I make it to another birthday, I can’t help but be grateful for my life. I find myself reflecting on how far I’ve come and where I’m going.

When I think about all I went through as a child, the stories of my first years in this world and the struggles I went through to fight to live, I can’t help but believe that God is real.

I do believe my story is one of the greats, because it’s beginnings always leave me astonished at God’s grace and mercy.

You see, I was born at 24 weeks. That means that I only spent 5 months in my mother’s womb. FIVE MONTHS.

The first picture was taken when I was a week old and the second, four months later. When I was born, I was about 350grams – which is around the size of a can of coke.

It’s hard to believe isn’t it? Honestly, people don’t believe me when I tell them.

You hear of babies born a couple of weeks early, a month early, two months early and if they survive they have problems that last a lifetime. Sometimes they don’t even survive.

Psalm 139:13 says, For You formed my inward parts. You covered me in my mother’s womb. (New King James Version)

Another translation says, You made all the delicate inner parts of my and knitted me together in my mother’s womb. (New Living Translation)

I can see through these scriptures that I didn’t survive and fight to live by accident. God knit me together, some might say He’d probably finished too early. But I strongly believe that it was God’s plan all along. I came into this world at that particular time and period in my mother’s life to build her faith and make it stronger. She always told me that she prayed like she never had before and just left my life in God’s hands.

Now my story is 24 chapters on, I’m still here. Still thriving. I’m healthy and although I have a medical condition (hydrocephalus), you wouldn’t be able to tell. I don’t even count it, because I’m a fully functioning adult. I’ve heard of premature babies who have this same condition that need constant medial care or have disabilities. I’m an exception. And continually grateful for that.

The story still continues and only God knows where it’s going to end. The good the bad and the ugly of my previous chapters make me who I am today. And God by grace I can use it to be a positive influence to somebody else.

So, don’t be afraid to share who you are, your story and your journey. It’s unique. It’s what makes you, YOU!

Everyone has a story to tell!

No matter how insignificant you think you are. You are SIGNIFICANT! You are NOT HERE BY ACCIDENT. You can use your story to help, motivate and change others around you.

Your story is the greatest story you will ever tell!

I hope this post encourages you.

Peace & Love ❤️ 🙂

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