There is movement trending on Twitter in Dallas. In a city known for materialism and self-centeredness, this trend appears to fit right in. On the surface that is. But right now #MyStory is synonymous with #HisStory. It is hundreds of young adults throwing caution to the wind and proclaiming to the world that God changed their stories. #MyStory equals life change.
And we are in good company. How else could a murderer, the chief of sinners become one of the greatest proponents of the gospel? See also Paul. Or the guy who boasted in his visions become a man sent to prison and then raised to lead a nation. See also Joseph. Or how about the guy who lied about knowing Jesus after following Him everywhere and then boldly started The Way, now known as Christianity. See also Peter.
The Bible is full of imperfect people who God used to do great things. Their stories became His masterpiece. And He is using young adults in Dallas to start a movement. We are saved by grace because of what Christ did for us on the cross. But He didn't stay dead. He is alive and well. If you know Him, make Him known! He desires to use you for big things. Want to know the most exciting part? #MyStory is all about giving Him glory. Will you join us?
Josh Hickman @Jkhickman J.D. & a bottle of pills Thought ending my life was better than to live. But Christ saved me from the bottle & filled it wth GRACE # mystory
Brittany Bundren @BrittanyBundren Lived for the sport and the control it gave me over life. God saved me. Now I give him control & live for His glory! # mystory #redemption
Billy Wand @billywand Saved young, extremely selfish, prideful, thought I was in control until my savior showed me there's freedom in letting go # MyStory
Tim Jones @bigtimmay_83 Alcoholic. Self-destructive. Lost in a world of depression. His grace abounds, pulling me from my own wreckage. Miracle in progress # mystory
Aaron Philip @aphilip90 Sex, drugs, alchohol WAS my life, till God wrecked me with the good news. He was faithful, when I was faithless. # mystory
Glenn Gordon @WaterGunWarrior A church kid trying to be good enough to please God, until I realized I couldn't. Learning to live in the sufficiency of His grace # mystory
Charran James @misscrj Bound by lies of never being beautiful, good enough or worthy. Overcome by grace & the love of a God who calls me his masterpiece. # MyStory
Page Austin @Page_Austin No matter how hard I tried, I couldnt control everything. After dealing w/ multiple fam deaths, i surrendered to Christ. # MyStory
Chris Landry @chrisblandry Church kid by day, porn addict by night. Broken. God's freedom through Christ is my new addiction. He set me free. I'm free indeed. # MyStory
Liz Powell @lizpowell7 Tired of being the good girl so I explored all the world offers. Dying in guilt and shame, I ran to a Redeemer who calls me clean. # MyStory
Luke Duncan @LucasMcDuncan Sex, coke, weed, & alcohol wrecked my life. Jesus picked up the pieces, gave me eternal life and saved this one # mystory
Brittany Bennett @brit_bennett Suicide attempt survivor, alcohol abuser, sexual immorality, guilt & shame-Christ's shed blood said he still LOVED me. # mystory
Dan Fischelli @DanFischelli Over churched self-righteous atheist with father issues. Rescued and redeemed by a Holy Father. Now I'm unashamed of the Gospel. # MyStory
mandy mcevilly @mandylynnmc Unlovable, dirty, & hounded by guilt after a rape that led to an abortion. Loved, made clean & freed!This is Christ in me!!# MyStory
Juliana Jones @JulianaJ10 Anxious people pleaser after the death of my earthly father, saved on a solid rock after yielding to love of my Heavenly Father # mystory
Gus Gonzales @kc2dallas Got really sick 7 years ago. Like so sick I couldn't process letters in a book. Jesus never promised healing, only holding me. # MyStory
Christina Irene @chermakable Was controlled by false worth in other's approval. Led to insecurity self-hatred & depression. Met Jesus. He freed me to be...me. # mystory
Rick Smith @RickSmith High school drop out, run away, checkered past, insecure enemy of God turned minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. # MyStory
Travis Walker @33TWalker Partying, drugs, drunkenness, and sex never satisfied. Christ changed me. I'm no longer a slave to my past. I'm free. # mystory
Kariss Lynch @Kariss_Lynch I thought God owed me good things because I was good. He took away what I loved to b/c what I need. Surrender brought freedom. # mystory.
Iván G. @zionsouljer Saved young. Legalism left me condemned. Porn addict turned sex addict. The Lord revealed grace. Now I help free other men. # MyStory
Allyson Black @MsAllyBlack Broken past. I felt unlovable & hopeless bc of the guilt & shame. Surrendered 2 Jesus! I now have Hope! Love! Freedom! # MyStory
This is just a sampling of stories; you can currently see more by searching for the tag #MyStory on Twitter.
Join the movement. What's your story? Tweet it, in 132 characters or less, including the #MyStory tag. Don't have Twitter? You can share it on our Facebook page. And if you are interested in sharing your story here using more than 132 characters, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony ; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. – Revelation 12:11