My life is not turning out the way I thought it was going to. Is yours?
Yes, I make choices that impact my life. But as an almost ’60something’, I realize so much of this crazy thing called ‘life’ is beyond my control. Sometimes things turn out the way I expect and other times, I’m completely baffled.
Psalm 139 clearly states that God has a specific plan for my life. He knows my beginning, my ending and everything in between. He knows my thoughts and my words even before I say them. He knows where I am going and what I am doing. He knows what I am planning to do today and He knows what He has planned for me today. And somehow in His Godness, He takes my choices and writes the story of my life – the very life He designed for me even before I was born.
We see this same principle in the life of so many Bible characters. They made choices. Others made choices that impacted them. And God used it all to write His story!
- Joseph and his brothers
- Moses and his parents
- Rahab and the spies
- Esther and her people
And the list could go on and on.
God is writing His own story! He is the main character in each and every story!
It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about Him!
Some might say this diminishes our life story. I would argue that it elevates it. We are all part of something bigger and grander than ourselves. We are part of His amazing story. The more we embrace this truth, the more we experience rich meaning and lasting purpose in life.
So when my life doesn’t turn out the way I thought it was going to, I remember I am part of His story. He is the Author. He is writing His story and I’m honored to be part of it.
Gail Doore said:
Good morning Dale, missed you, nice to see you. How blessed I am to have you for my friend, what a blessing to have your generation so open w/ there personal day to lives. We feel so alone in our little corner some days.