Why do we make things more difficult than they need to be? Sometimes, I think it’s to make us look, or feel, smarter. There’s a lot to be said with keeping things simple.
A runner, let’s call him Dave, said to another runner, we’ll call her Aubry, “You’re so fast! How do I run faster?” Aubry said, “Run faster. Try it”. Dave picked up his pace, and what do you know? He was running faster! Simple solution.
When you see a good movie, you don’t need to share the entire plot with a friend to convince them to go see it. If you say, “I just saw the coolest movie…” chance are, your friend will be interested. Your word carries weight.
I love the Bible story in John 4. A woman has an encounter with Jesus at a well. Jesus told her that He is the “living water”, and He offers something that will never run out. Then, tells her some personal things which makes her realize that He is the Savior!
Come and meet a man at the well who told me everything I have ever done! He could be the One we’ve been waiting for”.John 4:29
That was it. Nothing more. Simple. It wasn’t eloquent. It wasn’t a 3 point message. It was her heart.
Your words carry more weight than you know. When you see a good movie, you tell someone. If you discover a new restaurant, you tell a friend. If there’s something life changing happening in your life, just share it from your heart.
Many from the Samaritan village became believers in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony: “He told me everything I ever did!”
Her simple words changed many lives. Your words can have that same impact, too. Your story is YOUR story. Nobody can argue about your story. And, nobody can take that away.
“He told me everything I ever did”. Those 7 words changed many lives from the Samaritan village. 7 simple words.
Share your story. Go make a difference. Always Run by faith.