We are all writing a story with our lives. Some journaling with pen and paper, while others tend to record life with memories inscribed on their hearts.
My advice is to stay on the page of today. Try not to bookmark a painful experience or a poor decision from past pages, only to open up your book to the very same hurtful memory every day. Likewise, resist the temptation to flip forward and narrate the blank pages of tomorrow.
Live the story you are writing today.
Begin today’s chapter with the anticipation of God showing up to develop your character, breathe life into your work, and watch in adoration as you play. Take in the sights, sounds, smells, spoken sentiments, and shared smiles. Journal these on your page as they tend to enrich and enliven any story.
Know that He who began a good work in you is bringing it to completion through each page, each chapter, each section and season. He’s written on every page of your story, even when He remained nameless and unrecognized. His mercies have offered a fresh clean page every morning. Every page is a gift.
While your life becomes the gift of your story, may your story become your gift on the alter of Mercy and Grace.
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.”
Romans 12:1 MSG
Sacrifice your story to the Name above all names, and He will help you become a storyteller for His glory. While you are the writer, let God be the Author of your story.
We are all writing a story with our lives. And our stories are written in order to be sacrificed, then shared.