Your story revealed. God revealed in your story.
Revealed is a podcast where everyday people just like you and me share their stories. When we reveal who we really are, we become more human and people tend to see themselves more clearly too. Being transparent as to who we really are opens the doors of trust, a virtue desperately needed in a relationship and in society as a whole. Stories are powerful especially when God is directing our steps. We often don’t want to share our stories, though. We’re told by society that no one wants to know if you’re having a bad day. We put on our masks so we can hide behind them. We put on a fake smile and pretend that everything is all right when our hearts are crumbling. We are ashamed to tell our stories for fear that we will be rejected. Lately, we’ve had to wear masks to protect ourselves from a deadly virus. There is a sense of freedom when you can take that mask off your face, hold your head high and breathe in the fresh air! So long as we hide behind our mask, we hold on to our pain and suffering. If we remove the mask and disclose what’s behind it, that secret loses its power over us. It no longer controls us through guilt. As long as that mask conceals, it traps and controls us. We protect that pain, that anguish . . .
There is a famous quote from the Clint Eastwood movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, “Endeavor to persevere”. If we want victory, we endeavor to persevere. Sharing our story exposes it to the light where healing can take place, not just for us, but others. Have you ever heard the phrase, “A family is as sick as their secrets?” It’s true. We hope this encourages you and gives you the courage to share your story. II Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” There is always hope. God will never leave you or forsake you. Be encouraged, dear listener!