What a difference a year or two can make in a life.
There are many chapters in our story that can be written over a year’s time. Many things can happen in our lives that can change our plans for the future, things that can redirect our path and send us in a new direction, and many things that can make us stop and reevaluate our purpose. For some, their story may have ended.
What we have to do is realize that our life is a story that is being written day-by-day. The question, who is the author?
There are many of us who call ourselves Christians that are attempting to write our own story while we push aside values and morals to attempt to accomplish our own tasks and plans. As Christians, we should step back and allow our story to be penned by another, by the one who gave us life and has a plan for us that will prosper us and give us a hope and a future. Our plans will only lead us to failure if we do not align then to the plans of God.
As I look back over the past couple years in my life, I see that my plans were put on hold, or at least the plans I assumed were made for me as things seemed to turn upside-down. It was three years ago that a story ended and a new chapter began in my story, or at least what I thought was my story.
When dad passed it was a crushing blow to the story of my life, but dad had reached his final chapter. His, a story of love, a story that was written by God as dad made it his purpose to serve the Lord with his life; it was a story that we can all look at and know the same reward.
The story I am speaking of is the one we see in scripture. The story of Christ, the cross, and salvation. A story that has a hero, Christ, who fights his nemesis, the Devil, and struggles through many battles to overcome death and the grave on his way to saving the world.
This can be our story if we just realize that God has written the same story for us all.
Open the Word and read your story today. It is an all-time best seller, a love story, an action packed thriller, and a story of redemption.
What is your story? Do you know your story? Do you know how it will end? You can, if you will put your trust in the Lord and in His Word.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16, 17 NKJV)