Not My Story

Our lives are a story. And just like any good story, we have conflicts, obstacles, dynamic characters, plot twists, themes, protagonists and antagonists, even foreshadowing. And like the great stories, we have no idea how our stories are going to end.

But I like knowing the end! When I read a book or watch a movie, I constantly try to guess the ending. And I’m pretty good at that, I must say. I knew Anna wouldn’t marry Hans from the time I heard Kristoff singing to his reindeer.

So when it comes to MY story, I do the same thing. I see the elements of the story, the character development, the direction the plot is going, and I try to guess the end.

There’s just one problem with that…

IT’S NOT MY STORY!!

But I want to be the one about whom the story revolves. And, in this world, it’s easy to get caught up believing I am. We get messages all the time that tell us just that.

It’s one thing to acknowledge that God is the Author of our story. It’s another thing entirely to acknowledge that we are characters in HIS story.

But this story that we’re in is God’s story. He has been writing it for all of eternity. He has purposes for us in His story that will bring us fulfillment far beyond what we could experience if we live believing WE are the central character.

But, because He is the greatest storyteller ever, we won’t know the end. We’ll never be able to guess it. That’s what living by faith is…trusting the Author and surrendering to His plot twists, allowing Him to develop our characters, being used to help develop the characters of others.

God is the greatest Author ever. To be part of the story He is writing is an astounding privilege, a grace undeserved, free, and amazing. To surrender to His purposes brings joy and peace. We were made to tell His story. And, though we don’t know the earthly endings, we do know the ultimate finale: a Happily Ever After that puts every other story to shame.

3 Comments

  1. Lili
    Jun 4, 2014

    So I don’t mean to correct or anything, but their wasn’t a Flynn in Frozen? I think you means Hans:)

    • krista
      Jun 4, 2014

      Thanks, Lili! I was thinking “Tangled” I guess 😉

  2. Krista Noorman
    Jun 11, 2014

    Love this. Could not agree more. So happy to have stumbled across your blog tonight. Plus, you have the best first name ever! 😉

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