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Friday, April 27, 2018

THINK ABOUT IT!

Your Story
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

What’s your story? We all have one, so have you ever thought about what yours is? What does your life say to others? What do others say about you? Is it a story that you want to repeat? One that you want to continue in or do you want to change it?

Our story relates to our purpose. The way we live our life, what we do, and what we say, is all reflected in our core purpose. If you’re not sure what this is simply take a look at your journey, it will tell you. Like a road map of our life, it will tell us where we’ve been. If you could trace out the course that you have plotted out, it will tell you where you are going. If you don’t like where you are going or where you’re headed, then choose to do a course correction.

A couple of months ago a person called me frustrated that they weren’t able to accomplish what they wanted where they lived. Because I’ve had a very long relationship with this person I simply told them that their purpose wasn’t local, but rather more global in nature. Looking back over their history it was obvious that their abilities were best served in other areas. The following day they received a phone call asking if they’d be willing to go to Mongolia to teach English. As I write this, that is where they are, fulfilling their purpose, continuing to write their story.

Sometimes we get sidetracked with things that don’t matter. We spin our wheels doing things that although might be wonderful to do, simply don’t fit with who we are. For others, it’s getting involved in unhealthy and destructive things that get us off course. Everyday we are writing our story. Everyday we have choices. In this journey we have stop signs, and warnings to slow down or to proceed with caution. If we would take the time to plot where we’ve been it will help us make decisions as to where we’re going to go. The story that we’re writing is always a choice. We get to choose how it is written. But, if we can grasp that we are each created for purpose, that our existence isn’t by chance but rather by design, we might have a reason to make different choices that ultimately create an amazing story. What story are you writing? Think about it.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Very nice story, except that everyone seems to be on some type of "journey" nowadays.