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Finding Your Story | The Avenger
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Finding Your Story | The Avenger

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By Shery Abdelmalak

If I can give a brief spoiler – your problems aren’t unique. There are other people going through the exact same thing.” Finding Your Story | The Avenger

You need a story. A story that really defines how you found out that God is Love, but more than that, that God loves you.

My younger self would contemplate on this, in despair, thinking I had nothing. I needed a story, I story that made me special from all the others. A story that showed me that I was unique and special. I had no idea what my story was, maybe God hadn’t showed me yet.

I remember praying this so distinctly because I remember it every time I see the Hand of God at work. In my mind, I wanted my problems to be unique. No one has been through what I have been through, and no one will understand what I am going through.

I forget the key Character, without whom, there could be no story. I forget that He was incarnate, died and rose, so that I would never feel alone though the storms rage on. My story is in Him, and through Him. I fall deeper in love with my Saviour so much that others fall in love with Him too.

If I can give a brief spoiler – your problems aren’t unique. There are other people going through the exact same thing. Those closest to you are most likely to be going through the same thing. The issue is that when it comes to our problems, our weaknesses, our insecurities, we don’t like to talk about them very much. The world we live in is not as creative as we give it credit for.

The best way to overcome any problem is to be there for those that are going through something similar. If you’re feeling lonely, make friends with the kid that is sitting by themself, not the popular kids you wish you were!

This is where I introduce the Avenger: Stories of capeless heroes. By far, my absolute favourite way of defining your own story. This is so simple, it is not the overcomplication that the mind creates when faced with a new problem. Others feel the same way you do, and the best to overcome is to be there for someone going through the same thing.

How will you become the Avenger?

The Avenger: Stories of Capeless Heroes

If I want to be a hero, I must decrease, so He may increase. The Avenger: Stories of Capeless Heroes. I can be a capeless hero too, for I have the Greatest Treasure and Strength by my side.

Finding Your Story | The Avenger [Episode 1-6]

Episode 1 | The Burden Bearer | The Avenger
Episode 2 | Diary of a Lonely Kid | The Avenger
Episode 3 | Oh, Buoy! | The Avenger [Episode 3]
Episode 4 | Handcrafted | The Avenger [Episode 4]
Episode 5 | Top Of The Hill | The Avenger [Episode 5]
Episode 6 | Limit Testing | The Avenger [Episode 6]

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About The Author

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Shery Abdelmalak grew up in Sydney, Australia. Her formal training was at La Trobe University, where she completed a B. Oral Health Science. During her studies, she also completed a Diploma of Theology at St Cyril's Coptic Orthodox Theological College, where she graduated as the Vice Chancellor's Scholar.


This instigated her search to find greater meaning and depth within the Orthodox faith. The link between theology and one's spiritual struggle is what she is most passionate about. Shery is also a blog writer and editor for Upper Room Media, where her love of practical theology becomes most evident.

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