Your life is a story. It has a past/present/future. There are plot twists, characters, and different settings.
Your story contains a DNA strand of purpose and meaning. All of it is material that is trying to tell you something about you and this world.
There are beliefs, experiences, and people that have helped give shape to your story–for better, for worse.
In the DNA strand of your story, there is courage to be caught and remembered.
- I remember the day that I graduated with a masters in theology. My story? I was a C student in high school with a lot of insecurities and self-doubt. Courage got me through seminary.
- I remember the day when marriage was getting hard. Our story? Troubled marriages as examples. Courage got us through the rough patches.
- I remember when I was cycling my first century bike ride, climbing 7500 ft. My story? Mexicans don’t cycle and never had done a century. Courage and a tribe of people pushed me through to the end.
- I remember when started a new job as a corporate chaplain? My story? “I’ve never done this before! What am I thinking leaving all the comforts of the IT world?!” Courage helped me see that I was made for this.
Feeling discouraged? Need some #encouragement? Look at the times when you overcome a struggle or hardship. Look back on your storied life and see how courage has been finding you!