There is one thing I have complete faith in.
“God causes all things to work together for good to those who love him” Romans 8:28
God has plans for us. The best plans. However, he also blessed us with free will and we live in a flawed world filled with human frailty.
Life is a beautiful struggle.
He doesn’t want his children to suffer. It’s never his plan for us to endure abuse, disease, the loss of a loved one, natural disasters, birth defects.
Yet God will weave all these things – all our pain, afflictions, hurts and experiences – into a beautiful tapestry for our life. He makes something with beauty and purpose from whatever scraps and remnants our lives produce — like a phoenix from the ashes.
He’s a good weaver and that’s not all.
God is a really good writer and he carries a big eraser.
He has a story written out for your life, but you know what?
We screw up. Life gets in the way. Tragedy strikes.
When it does, God writes a new chapter for you.
He may sigh a little, but he has no problem ripping out the page and working out a new plot. Even if he has to re-write the same chapter over and over–he’ll never grow weary.
But no author is an island. He needs a little help! That’s where we come in.
We have to be God’s editor; read what he’s written and suggest improvements if we have any or add a few tweaks.
We also have to be God’s publisher.
We need to believe in the story he has written for us, go out in the world and sell it!
What I’m saying is God will always help us work out our purpose in life, even if it changes a whole bunch of times.
But we have to take the time to read the book. We’ve got to hang out with God and use our relationship with Him to strengthen the power of our story.
It’s never too late to flip the script.
God? I’m ready. Let’s DO this.
- Put it out there. What’s God got written down for you right now? I have to admit I’ve always felt called to teach and I have a real passion for encouraging children to eat healthy….I have a feeling there’s a line or two in my book about that. Of course, you know I have to teach myself to eat healthier first!
For those of you who left comment love on my last post I leave you with this: