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the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you -Ephesians 3:2b
God gave Paul a mission – take the Gospel to the Gentiles. Despite being beaten, imprisoned, shipwrecked, put under house arrest, and dealing with an unknown physical ailment, Paul was faithful to deliver that message to the Gentiles. He was a good steward of the message that God entrusted with him.
Are you being a faithful steward of the message that God has entrusted with you?
Lately, God has been reminding me of the power of the story. My story can impact someone else's life in a way that nothing else can. My story personal has several big elements: losing my mom when I was 13, being a child of divorce and a blended family, pursuing good girl perfection, and living with depression. (Today, by the way, would have been my mom's 57 birthday.)
There are things that I've experienced in my life that God can use to comfort others. Right now, God has me focusing on depression. I've run kicking and screaming the other direction quite a few times on this one. I'm not exactly Paul the faithful steward, now am I? But, I must embrace my story. I'm in the process of taking a bold step by sharing my story in Finding Joy in Depression, an ebook that releases on March 12.
What's your story? What message pointing to salvation and freedom through Christ are you meant to share? Are you being a faithful steward of that message that God has entrusted with you?