The purpose of your story is to walk in alignment with God as a testimony for others, no matter what you have come out of.
Have you been moving through your life thinking the circumstances of your upbringing and the place you are at now are coincidental? Maybe you believe that all the random elements of your life are not connected; they are just your life and the cards that you have been given.
Here is the truth for you today:
You purpose started with God
You carry a unique history, a story that began before you or anyone in your family ever arrived on earth. It started with your parents, sure, but even before that, you started with God.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5)
In the midst of the trauma, shame, and ugly parts of your story that you’d prefer to hide, God has been carving out your life’s purpose. Some of the very things you feel helpless in God has a plan to heal you from, teaching you how to lead others into their healing. Your purpose is not confined to the bubble of life that we so easily believe we exist in.
The purpose of your story stretches beyond you. And better yet, there is nothing that you have to make happen. God is the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12).
God takes the broken pieces of our stories and shapes them into our destiny
Consider Joseph: abused and sold into slavery by his brothers, he was still positioned for his purpose many years later. He could have let the shame of abandonment from his family prevent him from walking with God. Likewise, we too have a choice. Let God lead your healing, showing you all the parts of your story that He intends to flourish; so that you will look back in awe at His goodness and grace over your life.
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