Telling THE Story

Photo by Andrea Alley, 2011

Several years ago I was encouraged to examine my life and see if I could narrow my hopes, dreams, and goals into a life mission statement. The challenge was perfectly timed during the beginning of a major transition. I realized that I had thousands of roads I could travel, and so I needed a way to begin to seek direction.

I started by asking myself when do I feel most like who was created to be. The word that kept coming to the surface was “story.”  I am captivated by story. I find myself taken in by song lyrics, distracted by characters, and challenged by the men and women of Scripture. I delight in our God who is the Master Storyteller.  So as I prepared to craft the mission statement that would aid me in my search, I knew that the element of story would play a vital role in its construction.

My heart beats to communicate God’s story. Thank goodness He has prepared the way as Creator and Artist for others to worship and serve in the same way. When I was in high school I witnessed a drama ministry team producing quality art that stirred my soul. I knew in my heart that I was wired and gifted for specific tasks and it was my privilege to accomplish them through His strength.

Whether through music, multi-media, literature, theater, or any form of the performing arts, my calling is to communicate the greatest story ever told.My heart’s greatest desire is to see the people of God open and treasure the very words of God. More and more I recognize that when I teach and speak to women about their true identity in Christ, I feel God’s pleasure. No matter the age of an audience, or what venue I have to communicate that message, I desire to use my gifts to glorify the Lord.