Turns out when God gives you words and says “Hey, share these with My people” — and you do it? Things change.

Not in that mountains-thrown-into-the-sea way, but in that quiet wind blowing through and stirring things up.

Will there be backlash? Yeah, probably. In voicemails or in your inbox and maybe even around the dinner table. But then there’s this and what is there left to say except “Okay, Lord.”

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 NIV

That’s what it’s all about, friends. That’s all that matters and when we remember that, we can’t help but remember that every story matters.

The messy ones. The crazy ones. The impossible ones. The ‘normal’ ones.

The my-story-isn’t-even-interesting ones.

In the middle of your mess, He is writing your message.

Every single one matters because every single one was Authored by one. And I think He knows what He’s doing.

Even when it doesn’t make sense to us.

Quite frankly, I don’t want a God that I can perfectly understand. I just know that when He says move, I want to move. I don’t want to dilly-dally or take my time.

Wherever you are today, whatever chapter you find yourself in, my prayer is that you’ll know it deep inside that He can use your story to change the world.

Sometimes changing the world means changing the world for just one person. And yeah, that counts.

And if sharing your story can encourage another – by providing comfort, a listening ear, or the hope that they aren’t alone – then it stands to reason that your story matters.

People are waiting to hear. Your “yes” impacts more than just you.

What hangs in the balance of your “yes” – who is waiting for you?

Maybe it’s time to just share. To just tell. To just “yes.”

Don’t wait until it’s all wrapped up pretty and tied with a bow. That may never happen, friend. Let’s not wait until everything looks good. Who are we trying to please? He is writing a message in your mess.