Hey You, beautiful girl, the one who’s lived and loved and has stories to tell.
We need your voice.
We need your words.
We need you to open up the door of your heart and invite us to see the treasures within.
I know that’s hard and scary. The questions come so quickly: “Am I good enough?” “Will they like me?” “Do I have anything to offer?” We let those question marks cover up the exclamation points our souls are made to express. And when we hide our stories, we all miss out.
It’s easy to look around the online world and feel like it’s all been said before. But here’s what’s true: It hasn’t been said by YOU. Wise King Solomon said long before any of us came into being, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” But there’s always, always someone new under the sun. Because there has never been and never will be another you. And we have not heard all of your story yet.
Will you share it with us?
We want to hear the broken parts, the happy moments, the things you never expected, the desires fulfilled, the longings still tugging at your heart. Most of all, we want to hear about Jesus in and through you. You’re created in the image of God and there’s a part of who He is that we only get to see through who you are.
We can tell our stories in so many different ways. We can share it with a friend over coffee. We can put it in a blog post online. We can speak it from a stage. All of those make a difference.
Fear will always tell you to keep quiet.
But love will always ask you to speak up.
So that’s what we’re doing here in this place. We’re asking you to have the courage to share your story. With one person or many. Because your words have more power than you realize. Because your life echoes through eternity. Because you are the only one who can do the telling.
Pull up a chair, friend, lean in close. Then speak the words that your heart has been holding inside. We promise to receive them and hold them too–with love, grace and hands reaching across the table to grasp yours. We’re all earth-dwellers and story-tellers. Messy and glorious. Living out our syllables and chapters. We’re all part of the same book. The unending tale of God’s love.
And we need your story.
Enter to win a $100 DaySpring gift card by sharing your story on Facebook or Instagram before 11:59 p.m. CST January 31, 2016. To be entered, tag @DaySpring and use the hashtag #mystorymatters in your post so we can contact you if you’re the winner!