PAST: Every woman [and man, too!] has a story written with the multicolored pens of her experiences, relationships, perceptions, joys, pain, disappointments, dreams, choices, failures, and successes.
UNIQUENESS: NO ONE HAS A STORY EXACTLY LIKE YOURS. Your story is unique–distinct from mine or your sister’s, mother’s, daughter’s, best friend’s, pastor’s or favorite author’s.
POWER: There is power in each of our stories and we maximize that power when we partner with God. Your story is power-packed, too. Really.
FUTURE: Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom expresses it well. In her book,The Hiding Place, she wrote, “Today I know that memories are the key not to be past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.”
GOD: I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands. . . Psalm 31:14-16
YOUR TURN: When did a lesson you learned from a difficult experience contribute to a ministry/service opportunity for you?
MORE: (Click on this sentence to read the short stories of two other intentional women.)
For more about finding the potential power in your life story by reading The Intentional Woman.
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.