We arrived at the school entrance and were greeted with a courteous smile.
“Hi how are you doing?” I said to my friend.
“I am great, just thought I should let you know my mum took your book and refused to drop it ever since!”..she responded. Ok?
That’s great to hear. I am glad she likes it. Not only does she read it, she studies it with a journal and her pen ready to go with.
This conversation was 3 weeks before her mum passed on.
My friend’s mum had a terminal thyroid disease. “My 30 Day Journey To a Fulfilled Life” was the last book she held in her hands.
I got quite a fright!
Dear Lord, I hope she read it all?
I hope she got to the last few chapters?
I hope she reconciled with you, our Maker?
Honestly, I was worried.
Not until, my friend told me how much the book meant to her mom, was I relieved.
In the last few chapters of that book, I wrote about living everyday as if it was our last. I spoke about being heaven ready at all times!
The news of her death sent home a different message.
Your words could be the very last thing someone hears, or reads.
♠ I got more cautious and intentional about my writing and everything I put out there!
♠It made me understand the value of tending the portion of the garden the Lord has Given me…yes this little online home and everything else offline.
♠It requires that I hold myself accountable to write as He leads and instructs even for those who drop by daily and savour these words or for those who breeze past.
♠It gives me a vivid picture of what God meant here in 1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31
If God is not glorifiied, then the whole purpose is lost.
At that moment when you think your story doesn’t matter, God says, everything you are passing through for the sake of the gospel truly matters.
Your story matters friend!
The way you say it.
What you think about your life journey,
Everything in between really matters.
Your story counts.
There is someone who is watching you, listening to you and steadfastly following in your footsteps.
Let them see the Light in your life
Let them see Hope in your story
Let them see Jesus through and through
Everything about your life story matters from the very mundane, gory, heart ripping to the bliss, laughter and fond memories. Like the rainbow, laid side, the beautiful colours create a glorious impression…they become blended into a heart-warming story- Ifeoma Samuel #OvercomeFailure
In the first chapter of “Overcome failure” I write about the value of story telling. Whether it is yours or mine, it matters.
God showed me daily how weighty the words He gives us are.
Gal, God’s words impressed upon our hearts can save a soul, transform another and bring hope yet to another.
We dare not underestimate the value of the story He makes out of our lives.
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