Weekly Intentions: Story

My mind drifts to Cinderella, Batman, The Lord of the Rings, Terminator, Ironman, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Just a few movies that portray an epic battle between protagonists and antagonists. And, we almost always know who is going to win. That’s why we watch them. To see who wins, right?

 

That’s why everybody likes a good story. One with good guys and bad guys, cops and robbers. One that ends with the good guys beating the bad guys and the cops arresting the robbers.

Did you know that your life is telling a similar story? One with protagonists and antagonists. Full of adventure. Good things and bad things all weaving together the story of your life.

And, of course, we want to win. But, you may not be winning right now. Life may not be all that you desire. You may be in physical or emotional pain. You could be at the end of your rope, not knowing what tomorrow may hold. You could be paralyzed in fear and trembling, tears flowing and heart aching.

But, maybe your story hasn’t made it to the climax. You know the part of the movie where we all exhale because we finally know who wins? Maybe you don’t know what tomorrow holds, today. But there is Someone who does. He knows your tomorrows. And He has written your story.

Yes, your story. The one that hasn’t ended yet. There is more to tell.

This week, my challenge for you is to figure out what that looks like. I really do believe everybody has a phenomenal story. Your story is not my story. And no one can tell your story like you can. You experienced it. Not me.

The inspiration for this Weekly Intention comes from this quote from “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom:

“We must tell people what we have learned here. We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still. They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here.”

Corrie’s sister, Betsie, said this shortly before her death in a concentration camp. Did you catch that last part? Gives me chills… Because of their first-hand experience, people would listen to them. And Corrie made Betsie proud because she told a very powerful story for years after her release.

Now, don’t compare your story to the Ten Boom’s. Compare it to your own life. Look in the mirror.

You have a unique and powerful story that only you can tell. What is it?

{picture credits: Wikipedia}

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10 responses to “Weekly Intentions: Story

  1. Cathy Williams

    Oh, Girl Friend……………

  2. Lisa Elliott

    2 things: how ’bout them fleas?
    And, have you read Tramp for The Lord? If not, I have a copy if you would like to….. it’s a nice follow up.

    • Them fleas were awesome!!! Made me think about what I need to thank God for that I am cursing at the moment! And, I have not read Tramp for the Lord. I would like to!!

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