Explore and Reflect

You have a story.

Many events and decisions have led you to where you are now. You know your story well. Or do you? We don’t often take time to reflect on the past or try to find God in the stuff of our lives. But God was there then, just as he is with you now. He’s there in your victories, your tragedies, even in the mundane everyday moments. He knows your story better than you do. When you bring your life to God in prayer, you can discover your story through God’s loving eyes.

Uncover God’s Presence in Your Life

God is always with you.

Open up a new understanding of yourself, your story, and God by praying through your past. In this step, we’ll guide you to prayerfully brainstorm a list of important events and people. You’ll create a life map, plotting positive and negative events on a graph. The prompts and videos will help you reflect on this exercise in prayer. Bring the moments of your life to God and learn to see his action in your life. Discover his constant attention and love for you through your own story.

Discover Your Story

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Your primary goal for this step is to prayerfully create a life map and reflect on your story with God. The Nextstep Card gives you everything you need to do the step. Sign up to download or purchase!

Discover Your Story

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Nichole Schneider

“I thought the steps here were very practical and encouraging! I like that this step lays out creating your testimony but does so in a way where you are able to reflect on the highs and lows of life and how God has been a part of them all. I think ...”

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“I thought the steps here were very practical and encouraging! I like that this step lays out creating your testimony but does so in a way where you are able to reflect on the highs and lows of life and how God has been a part of them all. I think the portions about healing from the past will be very helpful for students I work with because we all need healing and aren't always sure of what steps to take to invite God into that healing. I really like this step!”

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Daily Encouragement

Instruction, Guidance, and

  • 01

    Start Here

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    • Discover Your Story

    • What Is Nextstep?

    • View or Download the Nextstep Card

    • Print the Nextstep Card

    • Order the Nextstep Card

    • Discussion Guide

    • Gratitude and Acknowledgements

  • 02

    Week 1

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    • Life Map Exercise

    • Start with Prayer and Make a List

    • Andrea: You Have a Story

    • Create Your Life Map

    • Andre: Unfinished

    • How to Pray with Your Story

  • 03

    Week 2

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    • Andrea: Imaginative Prayer

    • God Is with You

    • Kendra: Psalm 139

    • Finding God in Your Story

    • Gratitude

    • Revisiting the Low Points

    • Kendra: Healing is Possible

    • Scripture

  • 04

    Beyond This Step

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    • Choose Your Next Step