Everyone has a story to tell, actually. It may be that your story is not out there yet. Every now and then, the television stations are rushing after news (someone’s narrative). It will interest you to note that there is no single day without a news. Afterall, someone story will be told.
Let me make this interesting. I found this article about women (link here)that have defied all odds and have changes the narrative of their lives. By their social and/economic projections, they were destined to have gone in a particular trajectory. But hey, they caused changes in their stories, and today we celebrate them.
It seems that your story is no different from theirs. But I want you to have a quick overview of the Bible. Have a glance through of most of its characters. You will find their stories about their experiences. Some had vey strange encounters and their faith was made known; some faced challenges and had to give up on their faith; to some of them, they had to make their own paths to breakthrough, amongst many others. The point here is that everyone had a story to tell, so you also have one. Hence, their experiences can also be your experiences if you learn from them. That is why the Bible was given:
Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.Romans 15:4 (NLT)
WIth this, I would like to share some of the experiences of people who had a change of their narratives with you. It will not be an exhaustive study of all the characters, but a few of them. You can also share with us a character of the Bible who changed his/her narrative by commenting to this post.
1. The Blind man at the gate called Beautiful (Acts 3:1-11)
This story is very interesting, having to look at it in the light of the topic under discussion. This is a man born with blindness. From his birth till current age, he has learnt to discerned circumstances with his other four senses other than his eyes. Atthough challenges, he had taken to the occupation of sitting by the gate called beautiful to ask for alms. He always had people to bring him in front of the gate to the temple, but never had access to the service within the temple. He was known as the blind beggar by the gate to the temple.
On this faithful afternoon, he had had the opportunity to meeting two men who were also going to pray. It was market time, so he had to ask them for alms. Fortunately for him, it was Peter and John walking into the temple with the filling up of the Holy Spirit. Contrary to his expectations for them, he received back His sight in the name of Jesus.
For your narrative to change, you need Jesus in the situation and divine helpers. Irrespective of what the situation has always been, there is a man who is able to change your story. It matters little what doctors have said, what parents or friends have said about the situation, all you need is Jesus in the situation. The day the blind man met Jesus through the helpers God sent his way, his story changed and it became news.
The helpers God may send our way to help us may not seem like the people we expect. They may not come in the form and fashion we had ever dreamt of or considered. If only you can see them from the perspective of what they carry and not what you see, God can use them to change your situation.
Do you want your narrative to change? Then use this opportunity to invite Jesus into the situation. Call unto Him now, for He is ever ready to answer you. This is what He says:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
His arms are opened wide to receive you. Can you come boldly into the throne room of grace where you can obtain mercy and grace to help in times of need. Today is the moment to re-write your story, and Christ is here to do it for you. He is standing at the door and is knocking. Please open Him now.
Father thank you for sending your son Christ Jesus to die for my sins. I am weary of the burden and pain I am going through and I need your help. I duly confess my sins and accept Christ as my Lord and personal savior. Thank you Father for accepting me as Your son. AMEN!!!
If you prayed this prayer, be rest assured that Christ has welcomed you into the family of saints. Therefore, you need to find a Bible believing and Holy Spirit filled church to fellowship with. You need to grow in the knowledge of Christ and what He has offered you today. Get an Bible (you can download one right now) and start reading. If you have a testimony you want us to share in this series, kindly comment in the blog and we will do so.
God richly bless you and remain a blessing. See you in the next episode.