I enjoy writing on this platform. Generally, writing is like some sort of therapy for me. Free therapy as a matter of fact. Not that I love free things though, lol. So now, each time I write, particularly on this blog, I always have this goal to try as much as I can to connect with my audience. To maintain that flow. All in all, trying to be that good communicator or storyteller, step by step you know. Trying to get that perfect narrative that will drive my points home, fast and safe. Hang in there, you’ll see where we’re going with this.
I’ve been interested in holding conversations with my friends as well, sharing opinions, discussing and debating on issues, chatting over ideas, replaying memories, sharing stories of our lives, and maybe I should have just simply said, I enjoy telling as well as listening to stories. It occurred to me though, that the most important story you’ll ever tell is the story you tell yourself. That I can actually tell it all to myself, is just a wow! I’m not just talking about fantasies, but faith-filled narratives!
At this point, note that the stories or narratives we tell can either build or break, us or our listeners. When bad stuff happen to us, what kills us is the narrative we derive from it. How we view it. Let’s keep it real, separating how you perceive life’s challenges from what they actually are. Most times, it’s never that serious. I mean, I know it’s bad, but there’s nothing new under the sun. Work on your narrative. Choose a positive perception.
All this sounds easier said than done. I don’t know what the past few months have been like for you. What thoughts you’re battling with lately. What pressure is on your shoulders. Just whatever is causing you sleepless nights. No matter how trivial, this piece goes out to you. The pressure and negativity starts subconsciously, and you know what, all i’m interested in today, is us consciously fixing that narrative.
Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. So, you get to choose. Do you want to bring forth death or life with your words? I’d pick the latter. Speak life! Change the narrative and you will rise. So, before we can even get to what you’re telling those around you, what are you telling yourself? What do you derive from everything that happens around you? What’s your narrative like?
If we’re going to find hope, let’s first fix the narrative. In Matthew 9, there was a woman who had an issue of blood, for 12 years. She kept telling herself, “if only I may touch the hem of His garment, I will be made whole!!! She believed it, said it, did it, and yes you guessed right, she got healed. That’s the power of faith filled narratives. Speak what you want to see. Then back your faith up with actions. Yes, I wasn’t going to leave that part out.
I’ll be real with y’all, I have struggled on this, because, I am such a logical thinker. Then I got to understand that most times faith isn’t logical! I mean, think about it, faith is being sure of the things you hope for and being certain of things you cannot see. How can you be certain of what you cannot see? Now, I can, because I understand there’s a force and power greater than me that rules my life, God! My faith works, because it’s pegged on Him.
So, welcome on board! Stop the unbelief! Choose to see it, before you actually see it! You become what you believe, achieve what you believe you can. As a man thinketh, so is he! Many run away from challenges because of unbelief. But if you could build your faith, you’d step out and act, believing the dots would join themselves along the way. Faith is the only evidence you’ll ever need to make moves! So, have faith, pen down and voice out faith filled narratives.
Fresh water and salt water cannot flow from the same spring. A salt spring can never produce fresh water. Choose what kind of spring you want to be. You will evidently produce what’s within you. That’s why we’ll also need to get our hearts on check first. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Believe in your heart. Have your faith firmly rooted. Then speak it! This is still a reminder that words carry power.
Words have power! No wonder the adage goes, think before you speak! So let’s get into the habit of making faith filled narratives. Enough of the negativity around us. When bad things happen, we’re going to find the good and speak it. We’re renaming the negative things around. And when you feel stuck, get your faith to work. Speak what you want to see. And act on it. Once again, faith is all the evidence you’ll ever need!
Now, each time I write, my goal is to connect with myself first. If there’s a flow i’m striving to maintain, it’s a flow of positivity. If i’m going to strive towards perfection, i’m starting by perfecting my narrative, regardless of what’s happening around! Let’s do this guys. Get your narrative right. Then step out, ready for the challenge. Positive vibes only! It’s time to fix the narrative.