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I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, which makes sense since I just spent a week at a memoir writing workshop. But I think it’s a good question for everyone to ask, even if you have no intention of ever writing a memoir.
So, what’s your story?
Of course, we each have a life—a linear timeline of events and turning points—but we also each have a Story. The story is the thing all of your formative moments hinge on—the overarching theme that your most important life events fit under. It isn’t a point on your timeline, it’s a red thread weaving through your entire being.
Yesterday I wrote my first post for a regular column at RELEVANT. The plan is for it to be a column that invites us to explore this territory, and each uncover the person God created us to be and the story we have to share. Here’s what I wrote at RELEVANT about why I think this is important:
It isn’t just a feel-good exercise in “finding yourself.” It’s at the root of what gets between us and God. It not only impacts our relationship with God, but it also impacts our relationship with others—Christians and non-Christians alike—and our ability to participate in bringing more of God’s Kingdom to Earth.
Each of my posts at RELEVANT will conclude with a writing or thinking exercise of some sort—questions for you to write about in a journal, talk over with a friend, or just ponder when you have a moment in your day. I hope you’ll head over there now (and every other Thursday) to join me in this discovery process. I always look forward to your ideas and feedback—thanks for being a part of my broader online community!