5 Minutes from the Heart: Story

squareframe2My story is no different from the story of many others, yet we all think our story is unique and somehow more difficult than those around us. This myth is perpetuated by silence. Keeping our story to ourselves in order to protect it from the world gives it an air of mystery. It also lends it to holding more weight and having greater strength over us. Holding on to the most painful parts keep us at arms length from others who have cried the same tears and lived the same shadow, afraid to life their eyes and hearts to a God who can heal their deepest wounds. Our stories were given to us by a loving Father who desires to use them to help us grow, and in so doing, use us to help others spread their wings and fly above the fears of suffering and rejection that haunt them until we are obedient to His direction. Who is waiting to hear your story? Who is withholding a story that could help you to rise above and soar on wings of power over your past?

Connecting again today with Five Minute Friday and Write 31 Days for 31 days of Five Minute Free Write Challenges during the month of October. We write on a given prompt for just 5 minutes without revision and pour out what’s on our heart. Won’t you join me?

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4 thoughts on “5 Minutes from the Heart: Story

  1. “Holding on to the most painful parts keep us at arms length from others who have cried the same tears and lived the same shadow” Well said! (FMF #16)

  2. So very true. We learn so much from one another. In telling our stories, we come to realize how God is faithful to each one of us. We comprise a small part and in the telling we are woven together into the fabric of His Story. Grateful to have stopped here this morning!

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