The Power of The Story Behind Your Scars

Anyone who knows my daughter easily identifies her ability to spin out bucket full of questions. And honestly, sometimes I have a hard time coming up with answers. 

On this day, she stared at me for a while …and said what is this, pointing at a scar she noticed on my leg.

It’s called ‘a scar’….I replied
How did you get it? She asked.
I took a bit of time to recount a childhood experience that I would not
forget, at least not in a hurry.
As I narrated my story, she listened with rapt
attention. Her desire to make sense of my experience was written on her face.
I felt good having something to say about my
childhood experience to my daughter. 

Even though it wasn’t a pleasant one, deep down I was
satisfied she could learn a thing or two from it.

I imagine that’s how Apostle Paul felt sharing his
missionary journeys in his letters. He must have felt satisfied knowing that
the readers would find hope through those words.

Countless times he speaks of pressing ahead, rejoicing,
holding on, encouraging one another and other hope-filled expressions. 

One particular scripture speaks to my heart every time I try to piece together events favorable or not, is Philippians 3:13-14 … We are reminded of the need to keep pressing ahead despite what life throws at us

Brethren, I count not
myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the
mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14
In all Apostle Paul beautifully summarised the lesson from his experiences.

 Not that I speak in
respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be
 I know both how to be abased, and I
know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be
full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Philippians 4:11-12

Apostle understood the power of the story behind the scars he got during ministry…whether it was the disappointment or deceit of fellow believers.

Although our scars may not bring back
pleasant memories, but something about our scars should ring the “Bells of hope

There is power in sharing the story behind our

There is hope that comes through sharing our stories.
Our stories remind us of how far we have come.

Our stories helps us connects the dots and help us see how God delicately weaves our life frame

How Do You Share Your Story?

>> Don’t do it with regret…because it weakens hope.

>> Share your story and be a hope-giver to others

>> Share every story that gives glory to the greatest
story-giver, God.

>> Share your story with the right ears…hearts who want
to learn more about how God’s faithfulness pulled you out of hard times.

Join me in “Overcome Failure: Get Back On Your
Feet” and share your own story! 

This book is for the one who has a story to
It is for those struggling to see the beauty in their stories.

By His Great Grace,

Ifeoma Samuel.
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