Because I’m in the mood, I will tell you a story.
And that is this: we are all telling stories.
We tell it differently and through different means…but everything speaks and they tell a story.
Money tell a story. Songs tell a story. Pictures tell a story. Musings tell a story.
For example, I woke up on a certain day and didn’t want to get out of bed. I just didn’t want to open my eyes. I didn’t want to face the same challenges of the days before.
Eventually, I got up. But the struggle continued. Everything was bore and each step was a war.
I did everything I knew to get out of this fix but I was fainting right through it all, until I knew to write. Then, I wrote:
It’s a long, long, long walk
The journey, I perceive is still long
I see the terminals – the map in my hand
But I can’t tell how long it’d take to get there
I’ve long begun to faint and bear
many terminals come and gone
Will this be the same? I pray
my feet seem to move no further
I am not faint in lack of a hope
I am not one who is without a pic
but it’s hope delayed cringing my bones
or a mist, I’d say – this dead log come upon me
I worship in it and faint still
I study in it and wane within
I have not strength to rave in prayer
save a few mutterings in quest for help
What will happen now?
Where is the help that I have?
Write! He says. To the pen and write!
Write! Child; that is strength you have.
O spirit of despair, get off from me!
I am a firebrand of the most high King
I have faith in him and his work in me
It is you I see that writhe my being
Get off! I say. Get off of me!
I have the strength and helps of my king
I am able to go the long, long haul
for I can do all things through Christ in me.
And when I was done, the strength had come. And I had my victory, but much more, I had a story.
This is a story told with words in the lines of a poem. But it is story that could have been told any other way.
Your shape determines how you tell a story differently from me. Your choices determine the stories you tell even when you choose not to tell.
It’s all stories, your priorities, preferences and perks. Are you in keeping with the stories you are telling?
Hey, can you tell how many stories are in this piece?