The word that Kate chose for today’s prompt is share.
This brings me immediately to two possibilities: the “why” of my fledgling business or the kind of sharing I enjoy doing with other women — opening our hearts, sharing our hopes and dreams and heartaches. And I think that’s the direction in which I will go.
I have labeled my story “Broken To Blessed,” and have done so for more years than I can count.
So many women get stuck in the broken because they just can’t see what blessed might look like.
This is where sharing is so vital. Women flock to the internet in droves when life gets tough because they might find other women who’ve walked similar paths to their own. They might find stories of hope and of redemption.
Do you share your stories of victory? Do you share your time, your heart, your hospitality with others?
You don’t need a rags-to-riches kind of story. You don’t have to be a famous writer, have a Pinterest-worthy home, or a bells-and-whistles website (says the website designer). You just need an authentic heart, some compassion, and a steadfast faith that our Father is willing to work in others’ lives similarly to how He has in your own.
I don’t get out much. Because of my legal blindness, I can’t drive. (Which, by the way, is another lesson on sharing — being willing to let others help, but that’s a post for another day.) Most of my sharing is online. Others do it in other ways. The only important thing is that we reach out, make ourselves available to share what the Lord has done in our lives, how He has sustained us, how He continues to sustain us even if we are still in the middle of the hard things.
In what ways do you enjoy sharing? Are there some that bring you more of that “this is what I’m meant to be doing” feeling than others?