The most beautiful and God-inspired moments exist in our everyday experiences, triumphs, and struggles. Sometimes we feel as though our stories lack value or seem trivial relative to the world around us. We feel inconsequential or under-equipped to influence others. But the moments of our lives beautifully interweave throughout God’s great tapestry, and He has a plan and purpose for every part of our story. Our stories become powerful tools when we embrace and share them for the purpose of mentoring others. God empowers mentors to profoundly impact others by sharing their stories, and encouraging and equipping them to flourish.
My name is Joan Gallagher and I am so thankful you've joined me. I am a Christ-Follower writer, speaker, blogger, wife, mom, storyteller, and both a mentee, (I have so much to learn) and mentor. Recently I became a contributing writer for Sweet Jesus Ministries. A ministry devoted to pointing women towards Jesus. My devotion for mentoring and story telling stems from the rich lives women's experience and how God uses those stories to pave the way for those who are either just beginning their journey or find themselves at a spiritual crossroad. It is my intent to empower women to know that their stories can be used to make them into God's kingdom changers for others.
I included a section of the wrap up of this chapter because I think it best incapsulates what it looks like to live as a World-Changer. Our powerful stories not only impact our lives but have the potential to make a difference for many, no matter where we find ourselves. The chapter includes the story of Stephanie who had to get off the path of chaos and "doing" to truly become a World-Changer. Her story will inspire many.
Hope-Markers: How Hope marks your story and changes the world
We are all called to be world-changers; in God’s timing, way, and plan. When we truly seek after that plan and spend time in preparation for the journey we will be ready for whatever He calls us to. When we wait on Him in humble obedience, and prayer we will be equipped with the tools necessary to live out the life of a World-changer. It will be the life He has called us to live. It will not be the same path as someone else. He has a tailored made plan just for you because you are worth it and you have a story to tell. Wait patiently for his calling on what He is asking you to do. He holds the universe in the balance and He knows how and when your story will best achieve His purposes, lift you up, and help change the world.