In this last story you’ll be sharing a story you haven’t yet lived. This is the story of your future.
Your first four stories have described how you have arrived at who you are today, but while they shape our future, they in no way dictate it.
If there is one thing we can glean from the Biblical story, its that God has used some people with messy stories to reveal how amazing He is. As you think about your future, what does it look like? What hope and future do you imagine God has in store for you under the sun?
Free write, don’t worry about crafting beautiful sentences or any structure, just begin writing about the first things that come into your mind. In 5-10 minutes either stop, or keep going if words continue to flow.
When in doubt, just start writing.
Take 5-10 minutes free writing about what might happen over the next five to ten years of your life (only you’ll see this).
How are you feeling right now? Take a moment to pause. Sometimes when we think back we can stir up feelings of sadness and remorse. That’s ok and perfectly normal. Most people who have this experience find it passes soon.
Shape Your Story:
It’s time to shape your story into something you can share with your coach.
Leaning into all you have just written, spend 5-7 minutes writing your story in a narrative form. Remember we want to hear as much as possible about your experience about your calling and how it changed the direction of your life.
Take a few minutes to answer the following questions.
- How do you feel right now?
- What, if anything, surprised you as you write your story?
- How did you see God show up in your story?
- Did you notice anything being difficult or challenging to write about?
Sometimes telling our stories makes us think of things we should do (like calling a loved one to tell them we love them or miss them).