The Power of Story to Eliminate Your Worst Conflict

12 thoughts on “The Power of Story to Eliminate Your Worst Conflict”

  1. In my story, I have made 11teen-million mistakes, some of them very BIG, and God has not stopped loving me, and will not stop, ever. I know I need to love people the same way; it’s #2 on our to-do lists, so it’s a biggie. I really didn’t think I had it in me though, God-like love. I’ve held grudges, been judgy, given up on people. But when put to what I consider the ultimate test, being betrayed by my husband, I was able to stay, to learn to love like God loves and to realize that kind of strength and courage doesn’t come from me, I still don’t have it in me. It only comes from God, we just have to be willing to receive it. And if we do, all kinds of good can come from all kinds of pain.

    1. Jodie, you are a living display of God’s power at work. Your warmth and vulnerability to share your story and its intersection with God’s just astounds me. Your writing at http://www.utterimperfection.wordpress.com can’t help but encourage those who read it, especially those who have been where you have. I know I’m encouraged by you. I count it a privilege to know you, friend. (Online counts, right?) May God continue to write his joy into your story. Love how you said, “It (love, strength, courage) only comes from God, we just have to be willing to receive it. And if we do, all kinds of good can come from all kinds of pain.” I’ll raise my teacup to that!

    1. Thank you, Hulda. Knowing the “happily-ever-after” eventually comes doesn’t keep plenty of tension and page-turners from entering our plot, does it? So much love to you, sister.

  2. Thanks, Pearl, for the reminder that the greatest Storyteller is writing our story. And I for one would rather Him write it, than me.

    Your piece blessed me today.

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