Most people do not consider themselves authors. They’ve never had a book published or seen their name as a byline. When someone discovers a gift for writing, it’s a big moment. To see your work in print is extremely fulfilling.
While not everyone is a writer, everyone has a story. It’s being written on the pages of time. It’s titled “My Life.” Every decision (and its consequences) add a new chapter. It’s a blend of humor, pathos, challenge and triumph. It is the history of your unique journey. And it moves steadily toward a conclusion.
As parents, we would like to write that story for our children. We would eliminate all pain and keep the pages filled with happiness, achievement and fulfillment. But that cannot be. Each story is an autobiography— individual and personal. We can only share our own story and hope to inspire right choices.
Before your story ends, there are daily opportunities to make it a chronicle of praiseworthy deeds. You can change its theme and conclusion at any point. Your life can be a message of hope and redemption — if you make God the Co-Author.
Your story may not be in print (yet!), but tell it often— especially the parts where God intervened. There are people who need to hear it. There are lives that will be changed by it. Don’t underestimate its power.
This week, I will share my story of God’s faithfulness in my life with someone who needs to hear it.