Your Story 2018


Cnr. Camoens Avenue & Barrow Street, Monte Vista Cape Town
Friday, 26 October 2018
08:30 for 09:00am to 10:30am

The aim of this talk is to motivate women to find a new sense of value and significance in their own story. Author and keynote speaker Deborah Kirsten hopes to encourage and empower women with some direction and tools that will help them discover a new sense of purpose and daily fulfillment in their life story.

Many women feel that their life and their story is boring, unimportant, insignificant and of no real value to others. Often as women, we become all-consumed in the stories of those around us – our children, our friends, our husband. Often we give so much of ourselves perpetually and to the point that there is little left in our cup – our plates are full and our cups are empty! The result is that all too often our own stories become neglected. Others dictate the direction they move in and we even stop believing that our story is a good one and a valuable one. This was not God’s intention for us. He came that we might have a full and abundant life and he has gifted us with unique passions and strengthens to fulfill a specific purpose for Him here on earth.

But how do we do this?
How do we learn to become the heroine of our own story?
How do we not settle for living average and unfulfilling stories but rather good – and even great stories?

In this event, Deborah shares much of her own personal journey of being married to a celebrity sportsman and struggling to find her own story in the shadow of her husband Gary’s much larger one. Debbie shares with other women what lessons she herself has learned and what she has found helpful in learning how to own her story and grow it into a more meaningful one.

Topics Include

  1. Owning and accepting your past story – particularly the hard parts of it – and even seeing how God can use the painful parts to strengthen our stories moving forward.
  2. Understanding how to find that “sweet spot” – that place God has called you to, that place where you begin to “sing” and add value to those around you.
  3. Finding the place where your story meets His story and moving towards finding a new level of significance and fulfillment.
  4. Discover God-given passions, strengths and gifts and how and where these might intersect with the needs of those around us.

About Deborah Kirsten…

Deborah Kirsten was born in KwaZulu-Natal and moved to Cape Town where she completed a Masters in Theory and Philosophy of Education at The University of Cape Town. Despite a strong calling into the world of teaching after meeting and then marrying South African cricketer and international coach, Gary Kirsten, Deborah opted for a more flexible career as a freelance journalist. She now works predominately as a motivational speaker and engages extensively with both Christian and secular audiences. She is particularly passionate about inspiring women to realize their unique value and potential.

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