Eph 4At a neighborhood block party last weekend, I sat and talked with a young woman who has been blind since she was 15. She was asking about my writing and my blog, and said she has thought of starting her own blog. Fear, procrastination, and busyness were holding her back – would anyone even want to read what she has to say?

Friend, let me tell you what I told her – the world needs your story.

Whatever your life is like, whatever you have faced in the past or are facing now, someone else out there needs to know that they are not alone. If you have felt it and lived it, someone else has too.

In recent days, I have meditated on the later half of Ephesians 4:29 – “…as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Your words, your art, your music, however you share your story, may come at just the right time to help someone else. If God is calling you to share, all He asks from you is obedience. He will provide the audience, whether that be one or one million.

Maybe you will share your story by mentoring or befriending someone who is lonely. Perhaps God has given you musical talents, and you deliver your message through song. Maybe you write, speak, scrapbook, garden, or do 1,000 other things that give glory to God. Whatever God is asking you to do, do it in such a way that gives grace to someone else.

What story is God writing in your life? How can you share that story with someone else?