by Jason Romano
“I will declare your righteousness and your salvation every day.” – Psalm 71:15
A couple of weeks ago, I got the very first copies in the mail of my new book “The Uniform of Leadership.”
Writing a book is something I never thought I would do. I never had any interest in sharing my story with the world. The brokenness I grew up with was not anybody’s else business. The experiences I had at ESPN were my own stories to remember.
But a funny thing happened along this journey called life. I began to share my life story with others.
My first book “Live to Forgive” is a story of how I came to forgive my father for the many years of pain he caused me and my family. Writing that book was hard. But if I hadn’t began to open up and write a blog and share my pain in 2014, the book probably wouldn’t have even been thought of.
After talking to my friends and even sharing my story at my church one Sunday morning, I realized that my own story, my own broken, beautiful, bizarre story, could help others. I began to receive emails, and tweets from people telling me that they too were struggling with the same issues I was. They could relate. They could understand,
And since then, I’ve shared my story with as many people who will listen. Simply, I want to provide people with an outlet to know that they aren’t alone.
I believe we all have a story to tell.
We all have something that we’ve been through in our own lives, good or bad, broken or beautiful, pretty or ugly, that can help, encourage, uplift, or inspire someone else.
And if you recognize that you have a story, and then not share it, I believe you’re being selfish.
We’re robbing someone else of a possible blessing if we don’t share the things that have helped shape us in our lives. We’re holding back the possibility of inspiring someone.
Don’t hold your story back if you know if can help someone else. Share it with them. Help them. Serve them. Believe that your story matters.
Because it DOES.
Have a great week.
Jason Romano is a speaker, author, media consultant and church leader with over 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. Jason is now the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith.
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