We Are Stories


A lot has changed since I’ve blogged here with the incredible and passionate crew of Mind’s Seat.

Just keep me in prayers. I am believing that the Lord is going to make everything in and around me make sense or at least work for my good and His glory.

One thing is for sure, it’s nice to be back on the scene again, writing as I share experiences and thoughts with regards to my own faith walk and the involvement of cartoons, animation and art.

Earlier this morning, I thought about how I got into a lot of trouble once in a while for letting my mind and heart wander. I would daydream ideas, stories, characters and much more. I would have them floating in my head while my concentration at school during class would dissipate like mist during the rise of the morning sun.

But, I recall that because it reminds me of the truth about myself.

I LOVE storytelling.

But, what’s interesting is that we fail to share our own stories. Maybe out of guilt, out of fear or out of concern that it won’t sound poetic enough or smart enough or sound exciting enough.

Our stories are key and Jesus is operating in each of our stories as the author and finisher of our Faith. Jesus is operating in our stories and He IS the story that makes our story possible. It is because of HIS history that we even have A history to begin with.

Jesus used stories…parables really…to bring about the point of His work and to help people who didn’t understand His cause or his mission.

Our stories are being crafted and designed from the inside out in order to point to Jesus Christ. The story is meant to have rough, sad spots. It was meant to have some incredible highs and intense lows. It’s life…it’s real…and it’s coincidentally what wins in the box office or bookshelves of bookstores.

Someone needs to see that it wasn’t easy to get that Ph.D. of yours. Someone needs to see and hear about the time you failed in your first career choice only to end up in something that’s different and maybe better. Someone needs to hear that they are not losers and that the one fail they had in their life is NOT the most true thing about them.

After all, Jesus let His story be shown and told through His life, His love and His work and His sacrifice so that we could keep going…and go on even to eternity even after all of this.

About Kendall Lyons

Author, Minister, Cartoonist

Posted on May 19, 2014, in On Christianity and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I love this. Just what I needed to see. πŸ™‚

  2. Reblogged this on Arise Woman.

  3. I love this, and I stumbled across it at the perfect time. I am just finishing up a 6 part series on my blog called Testify, where I have basically walked through some of the defining moments of my faith walk. I started it because I had held my story back for fear of judgement and ever since I have been reading encouraging bits like that that remind me that Jesus is the focus, that He has the power to finish this story, and that it is my job to share His presence in my life. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re SO welcome! Oh yes, the enemy, the devil, wants nothing better for us than to cower in fear and stay hidden and off the radar and off the air! So glad you are allowing Jesus to shine in and through you!!!! The world needs it!

  4. So true! We are indeed our own stories! How wonderful to have stories of BEFORE and AFTER meeting our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! \o/

  5. Hi Kendall

    I believe with all of my heart that this touching, real and reflective piece will encourage many to share their story. I’ve missed you bro!

    Thanks for sharing some more of your story. Send me an email about what’s going on in your life.

    Sending prayers and buckets of God’s love your way!


  6. I think we’re on the same page. Thank you for this loving reminder.

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