Agrippa spoke directly to Paul: “Go ahead—tell us about yourself.” Acts 26:1
What do you say about yourself when someone asks, “Tell me about yourself.” It’s easy if you are being questioned by a doctor evaluating a health issue or when applying for a job. That narrows the field of who you are.
When I interview people for a story, I ask questions that will lead to what I want to hear. I don’t only need to hear they are a mother, wife, husband, father, or that they graduated from ABC University. I want to hear what makes their souls soar, what makes them want to get up each morning and tackle the day, what gives them pleasure, and what makes them sad.
It is our testimonial of living a faith-filled life that is often the hardest story to share. It is personal–something between you and God. However, many people become closer to God when someone risks sharing their story. So, perhaps today you can tell someone your story–whichever one is appropriate.
Thank you, Lord, for the story of Paul and all those who have helped shape my faith. Amen.