Your life is a story in progress. You can change the story at any time, but doing so can be difficult. The first step is seeing you have control over how the story is written.
I realise all manner of things you don’t want happen to you, but these don’t write your story. What you do with those things is what really matters. Even more important is how you see yourself. Is the character you play in your story defined by what happened when you were a child? Is it defined by some horrible event in your past? Or, is who you are defined by who God says you are? Do others define you, or do you control how you see yourself? I realise you can’t change how others see you, but how you see yourself does influence how others see you.
All too often I see women who have surrendered the writing of their story to others or to circumstance, and it breaks my heart. I see women accepting the lies spoken over and to them as truth. I see them decide they can never be more or different. They say “I will always be” and “I will never have”. I know part of the reason for this a sense of hopelessness. I also understand the pain of repeated failure. Sometimes it just feels easier to go along as others write your story.
Please know God has called you to more. He has a good story for you. He has blessings for you to receive and blessings for you to give to others. I know it’s a scary thing, but fighting for a better story is possible, and ultimately worth the cost.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I care deeply about XX stories.