You Are Not Alone

and hope does not put us to shame… Romans 5:5.
 

Your dark days will be over!

Have you ever felt like the whole world was turning against you, nothing’s working for you and life seem to have lost all meaning? Well, you’re not alone!

I’ve been battered and bruised, hopeless and shamed. As a teenager, I either begged or stole to eat. But God saw me through my dark days. I know change is possible. Your dark days will be over.

Image courtesy of Federico Stevanin FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Federico Stevanin FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A reader’s note from Texas

In 2011, I wrote a letter to my soul while in the middle of a major family transition from the UK to Germany; it was a season of personal uncertainties and anxiety.

What I didn’t realize about that personal note was how much it would resonate with others. Yesterday (after 2 years), I received a note from a reader in Texas and here’s what she wrote:

Hello Joseph. My name is ———. I have been having so much tribulation for a long time now. Today, out of desperation I went on the web and found your page on living a purposeful life, followed links, and found Letter to my Soul. Can’t even begin to tell you the impact this had on me. Tears of relief, sadness, hope. So many things at once. Thank you.
 

Your story, your struggles, your pain can shape others’ story. Don’t stop living a great story. Don’t stop! – Tweet this encouragement

You are not alone

My reader’s story reminds me of why I do what I do, why God gave me this platform and how our stories are interconnected. You are not alone in your struggles.

Take a moment to reach out to someone right now; I mean RIGHT NOW. You could just be saving a dream about to die.

Has anyone recently told you how your life and words have touched their lives? Share that moment below.

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From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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7 Replies

  1. Someone is always watching, we need to keep that in mind as we go throughout our day.

    We may never know the impact we have on others but we must trust that we are impacting them. We can either build up or tear down…no other options!

    Encouraging post, thanks!

  2. It’s a great reminder of how you’ve been uniquely equipped to serve others. We never know how God is moving in the shadows for people to be encouraged for his glory. Thanks for sharing your story, it’s a huge helper to countless souls.

    1. Thanks @sparkvoice:disqus

  3. Joseph, this is really an encouraging post. I know that sometimes I can get discouraged in ministry when I don’t see what is happening directly in people’s lives. There have been a handful of occasions when out of the blue someone just told me how sometime I said or something I wrote had a big impact on their lives. Those moments are always so encouraging!

    Thanks for the encouragement brother!

    1. @disqus_PczE90NBqk:disqus, very true. Your ministry encourages me personally. I love what you do in Ukraine as a missionary. Encouragement stirs our passion for purpose.

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