Linking up with Lisa Jo again this week to participate in Five Minute Friday.
Today’s word is STORY– ready, set go –
For many years I lived angry about how the story of my life was playing out.
Bitter about the trials and disappointments, only seeing what was unfair and constantly comparing myself to every one else’s joy…my life felt like a defeat.
I wanted a story that was “normal”.
I would cry out to God to change my life, make it easy, make it better and I couldn’t see, I wouldn’t see that each trial was making me stronger. Causing me to rely on God and building a foundation of faith.
I wanted the easy route and I didn’t get it.
Today I stand with a different view. I can see how God was shaping my story. Molding me so that my story is less about me and more about Him. It isn’t the way that I wanted initially, this refinement process isn’t one that I would have chosen. But I can finally see the beauty that has emerged.
And I am grateful.
I don’t know that I do “normal” well, and I am not sure that I even know what that is!
And that is ok. Each of us walks a different path, God has a story planned out for all of us. Some get to walk the easy a little longer than most. Some trudge through the difficult on a daily basis.
But I have become convinced that each path is a walk that can bring us closer to God and when we seek Him, lean into Him during the journey we will see a story emerge that is one of beauty and blessing because of Him.
And that my friends is a story that needs to be told!