For a long time, I thought life was about me. We’ve all been there.
But I realized that didn’t make sense. It isn’t very fulfilling to attempt to make the world around me — and it didn’t work!
So for a while, I thought life was about serving a great cause. I wholeheartedly pursued the dreams of idealistic organizations.
But then I realized that I sought a great cause because of… me. Instead of success, I wanted significance.
Now I’ve realized that there’s a bigger story. The bigger story isn’t about success or significance. The bigger story is about God - and what God is doing.
Instead of starting from the bottom-up — what my heart wants or what we want — I humbled myself to recognize the story began before we arrived on the scene.
To enter this story is to recognize the primacy of the Storyteller. To go before the beginning of the beginning. To adore the eternal, Triune God of love who existed in perfect glory before the start of time.
This God started our story with his initiative to create.
This God engaged our story after we hilariously attempted to create our own, separate stories.
This God pursues us within our stories and invites us to participate in his story.
In grace, God is writing us into his story and one day we will fulfill our roles with purpose and joy.
From the vantage point of my story, God’s story can seem like a threatening re-write. But once we are within his narrative, our own stories find a paradoxical fulfillment.
What story are you living in?