Find the Power of Your Past
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.
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Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.