I was asked to participate in a storytelling evening, so I wrote these 2 pieces and the feedback was incredible!
Young Adult (18-35)
North American (General)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
Thank you. I want you to close your eyes. Take a deep breath as you breathe in. Think back on all of the moments that broke you. But as you exhale, I want you to let those things go. Let go of the weight that has held you captive for so long. I want you to breathe again. Breathe again. Because God has given you life. Breathe again. Because you are more than your circumstances. Breathe again because the world needs to hear your voice. I said I need you to breathe again. It is no coincidence that you we're here right now. Even in the midst of your trials, there will be moments in this life where you can't seem to find your next breath. But because of who he is and because of what he's done you can breathe again. Yeah. I wish you knew how much your life mattered, E. I wish you knew that each and every single one of you has been given a purpose here on this earth. Yes, life has its ups and downs, but here you are. Here we are eso What will you do with the opportunity that God has given you. You see, I don't think that it's a coincidence that we're all in this room tonight. We've all taken time out of our weeks to be present. So open your eyes and see God's presence in this moment. See God's presence in the day today, activities that we so often take for granted. There's so much life, there's so much joy. And we have a responsibility to share this love through the gifts that he's given us. Whether you were born to create or work your daily 9 to 5. Trust me, there is a reason that you are alive. So remember, whenever times are tough and you've somehow lost your way that in each breath you take God is reminding you that everything will be OK. Let go of the past. It is because of him that you have been set free. Your story is more than a coincidence. It is his story. Yeah. Thank you.