Have you ever tried the human knot icebreaker? A group stands in a circle and reaches across to grab the hand of another person, and then reaches across with the other hand to another person and does the same. Once everyone is connected, the entire “knot” of people has to twist and maneuver themselves to become untangled until they are a single “strand.” The more difficult a reach they make, the harder the knot is to untie, but if they don’t stretch far enough, they don’t experience as much of the game.
Life can be like that, can’t it? And just like the players in the game, sometimes the tangling that occurs is out of our control, and other times, we play an active part in the tangling.
The truth is, each of our stories starts in God’s hand.
He holds the beginning of our strand and knows exactly how it will twist, turn, and tangle along life’s way. He knows that some of our strands will become more knotted than others and that there is beauty in both. But, in the end, we will still be tied to each other as our lives have touched along the way. Connected.
This next series at Sisterhood Ministries is about our stories. Not just the leaders of this ministry, but of other women we’ve been connected to through it. We want you to get to know the stories of as many sisters as possible. And we truly hope (like, from the bottom of our hearts) that you will feel safe to share your story with us and the other sisters that have gathered here.
We get it, though.
Sometimes the story God gives us is not the one we want to share.
Maybe it’s embarrassing or can put us in a negative light.
Maybe it’s too hard to describe or too heartbreaking to watch others hear.
Maybe it simply feels like it’s not as important as another story that’s being told by someone else we know.
But this isn’t just our story. It’s the story God is writing in our lives. And the story that He is using to tell others about Him. It has a purpose that goes beyond us. A purpose that He can use for His Glory.Sometimes, another sister just needs to relate to our story so they don’t feel so alone in theirs. Click To Tweet
If only we’ll share it.
Just like the icebreaker, our story begins in His hand and consists of a single strand. That strand extends from Him whether we see it or not, accept it or not, revere it or not. And the people that come in and out of our lives, whether they tangle into a knot, or help us untangle one, can all be used for the story God is telling through us.