26 Jan Ep. 75: Jamie Ivey- We are More than Our Past- Own the Story and Share it!
Wife, Mom of 4, podcaster, writer, speaker- Jamie Ivey is a woman who recognizes the power of stories. This podcast is for anyone who has ever shirked away from their own stories. This is for the girl, the woman, the friend who is still seeing herself as the label placed upon her by past events. This is for the mama who needs the courage to tell her teenager daughter her own story… of how she once made mistakes, and is afraid of … the what ifs….
Women struggle with the idea : If They Only Knew, then_________ what?!
Silencing our own struggles not only damages us- it also hides the greatest truth of all – The truth of redemption- of freedom from the shackles of sin and shame. When we own our story- proclaim the name Jesus – we are also proclaiming what He says about us to be true… We are Loved, Redeemed, Renewed and Restored.
We do not have to believe the lie.
Jamie and I discuss the various labels women struggle with– the sin that once held us back, and can sometimes hinder us still…..
Labels such as:
the whore, glutton, gossip, drunk, addict, lier, cheat, flake, weak …. what ever label someone may have placed on you or you placed upon yourself… we are no longer bound. Through sharing our stories- we shed the label, the mistaken identity– for one bigger than ourselves. His.
Sharing our story brings healing. There are parts of our most inner selves that we do not realize need healing until we call out the past.
There is no one like our God. He is our Healer, our deliverer, He is Love, Truth. He is the Vine and we are his branches…. Stay close to Him and Allow His word to give you a new twist on the old stories.
Book by Jamie Ivey