Am I Telling a Good Story?

Beth Holmes

SLJI recently had the opportunity to hear Sally Lloyd-Jones speak, and she said something that resonated with me and that I immediately wrote down:

The question is not, am I a good writer? The question is, am I telling a good story?

While that certainly applies to my writing (and is something that I am striving for), I think there’s a bigger question. Am I telling a good story with my life? Am I leaving the kind of legacy that I want to leave? Do people describe me as only a good person or as someone living for the glory of God? Are the things that I create of lasting value, or do they just survive for the moment?

We all tell some sort of story with our lives. Your story is what makes you uniquely you. Some of us tell stories with great heartbreak and loss. Some of our stories…

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