I love this blog – it’s my little space on the internet to share glimpses of what I’m learning and who I’m becoming as God shapes me. It’s a place to exercise my gifts of writing and creativity, to connect with others in my city and beyond who can relate to things I’m learning, and to document for my own benefit the work God has done and is doing in my life.
But I spend a lot of time doubting. I tell myself I have nothing worthy of sharing, nothing worthy of others reading… and that’s simply not true. Friend, your story matters. And you’re the only one who can tell it.
When you hear the whisper that you aren’t good enough, that what you have isn’t sufficient enough, or you aren’t skilled enough… don’t let that lie paralyze you from sharing anyway. You are the only one who can share your story, and you’re the only one who can hone your gifts… so use them. Use your gifts, no matter how developed they are, to write, to speak, to create, to photograph, to design – whatever it is that small piece of you buried deep down longs to do. Don’t let lack of development hold you back – it’s doing that will further your development. And God will use your development and your bravery to share along the way to empower others to do the same.
So whatever your story – share it. Don’t hold back. Show up anyway when that voice tells you that you aren’t enough and prove it wrong. You matter. And so does your story.