Storyteller: What’s Your Story?

If I asked you to tell me your story, what would you say? Would you mention the pressures you’re facing at work? Would you tell me the story of how you lost your family farm? Would you talk about where you went to college? Would you tell me it’s none of my business?

Everyone has a story. Everyone’s life is a story. But many of us don’t know how to read our life in a way that reveals our story. We miss the deeper meaning in life and have very little sense of how God has written our story to reveal himself and his own story.

Often we discuss God’s authority when it comes to our story, but rarely do we celebrate his ongoing creative work in his story and ours. When faced with making big life decisions how often do we ask ourselves “Which choice allows me to live my life most consistently with how God has been writing my life story?”

Dan Allender in To Be Told identified four crucial core issues we each have whether we know it or not (these are adapted for brevity sake).

1) God is not merely the Creator of our life. He is also the Author writing each person’s life to reveal his divine story.

2) God shows us what he’s up to and what he wants us to be about.

3) God invites me to write as a Co-Author not merely read my future. I am to continue writing into the plot that God has woven into the sinews of my soul.

4) God the Master Storyteller calls us to tell our story and in doing so share his story.

Allender writes “God is calling us to fully explore, to fully enjoy and to fully capture the power of the Great Story, the gospel. And we are to invite others to immerse themselves in the Great Story. One way we do this is by listening to our lesser stories and then telling them to others.” This is what we call evangelism and discipleship. This is our purpose. This is also the purpose of our next Sunday morning message series. “Storyteller:  What’s Your Story? Will give us the opportunity to listen to some inspiring messages of how God has been working in the lives of the people around us to make sure we understand his Great Story, the Gospel, better.

I hope you will invite your friends and make a point to not miss a single message in this series. Come listen to a Meth-Head turned Man of God by the power of God. Come listen to a woman who could barely stand up and found her footing when she was forced to her knees. Come listen to a woman who couldn’t satisfy her cravings with food until she found her greatest craving satisfied in Jesus. Come listen to these people and many more share how God has thickened their life’s plot and is writing an adventurous and glorious future. Better yet, let us listen to your story! Do you have a story to tell the church regarding your chapter in God’s Great Story? Let us know, we will put you on the schedule. Don’t miss a week!