It's Friday... and a delightful day it is! I'm so thankful for a little bit of sunshine after yesterday's gloomy day! I am madly in love with the #FMFParty. We have soo much fun on Thursday nights--the party gets bigger and bigger and a little bit longer every week! You should really join us sometime!
Today, the prompt is Story
There are two things I hear often in my writing journey!
Everyone has a story.
God is the Author of your story.
In my Bible reading this week, I was reminded of something else. My story does not and will not look like yours. Also, it shouldn't concern you, it shouldn't concern me, if our stories don't look the same. They aren't supposed to.
Back story: after Jesus's death and resurrection, He is talking to Peter (on the shore, when he said "Come and Dine") you know, the whole "Feed my lambs" story and Jesus tells Peter how he is going to die (John 21:18-19). And Peter --man, I am so much like Peter-- looks at John and says, "What about him, Lord? What's he going to do?"
Jesus's response, "What is that to thee? Follow thou me!"
It hit me big! Your story is not going to look like mine and I can't look around worrying about how your story is being written --Because God is the Author.
He calls me to write and blog, but maybe not you. You homeschool, I don't (or private school, or public school, or unschooling). Maybe you work full-time outside the home, or work at home, or labor all day as a wife/mom and don't get paid a dime. Or maybe you are unemployed. Maybe you are married or single. Or your love story doesn't look like Hollywood. And that's okay, Because God is writing your story.
Maybe you have made some mistakes along the way. Remember that God, the Author, is bigger than your mistakes, bigger than my mistakes.
Maybe your story includes attending ALL the awesome conferences--Declare, Allume, IF Gathering, Jumping Tandem, Raising Generations Today, just to name a few ... or maybe it only includes ONE, or maybe God is asking you to sit them all out this year.
Remember, God is the Author of your story.
And when I get jealous of your successful handmade business, or your writing/blogging/guest posting successes, or whatever it is that makes your story look different than mine, I just need to remember,
God is the Author of my story, just as He is the Author of your story.
Are you letting Him write it?
I broke the rules! I totally took more than 5 minutes, but it was on my heart and it fit the prompt so I had to get it out. ... He's writing my story!