We all want to feel like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves. Here’s the deal: we already are. As disciples of Jesus, we’re players in the most epic drama of all time. Our story is our edge! Only we get to live it and tell it. I’d rather zone in on that 100% than waste energy awkwardly trying to fit in to someone else’s story. – Ashley Abramson
I want to zone in on my story 100%, like Ashley said. Here are three ways I zone in on my story, when I feel torn and tempted to fit into someone else’s story:
- Speak Truth to myself over and over. God’s Truth.
The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. / Proverbs 29:25
In His largeness, nothing gets lost. / Psalm 36:5
Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude. / Colossians 4:2
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. / Proverbs 2:20-22
- Have a gratitude check: Remember all that I have to be grateful for. One of my favorite ways of doing this is using the Day One App. I prefer journaling with this app most of the time, rather than pen and a paper journal. I love the hashtag feature, and timeline feature. It is amazing to see the way my story is unfolding: prayers being answered, praises of #gratitude, and big #dreams I am asking God for.
- Pray before opening up social media. This might sound crazy to you, but I’m serious when I say it’s changing my heart. A simple prayer like: God, thank You for writing my story. or Give me eyes to see and appreciate the story You are writing through me. or Give me a heart of celebration, and not comparison.
Which one hits close to home in your heart? How can you work on zoning in on your story, the one God is calling you to tell, 100%?
(This is part of a series from write31days.com. To see all posts in this series, click here.)
I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.