Telling a Better Story

What story will be told about you after you’re gone? Will it be a story worth retelling?
Is it a story worth living?
I read a book this week called “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller and he broke apart what it means to tell a better story with your life. 
God is the author of all of our stories, and He had such a beautiful story in store for each and every one of us. In giving us free will, however, God gave us, the characters in the story, the power to resist His beautiful story and try to write our own. 
Why do we think we know better than the “author and perfecter of our faith”?
Because we let fear write out stories. We let apathy write our stories. We let comfort write our stories. 
I let anxiety write my story. 
I let perfectionism write my story. 
I write my story in a way that seems safe and comfortable and easy. 
But when does easy and safe turn into mundane… boring… worthless…
I want to do something bigger than my life. I want to be brave and take chances and live fearlessly. 
I don’t mean that I’m about to go bungee jumping or skydiving, I don’t ever expect to be that brave
But I do want to take risks for my Savior. And are they really risks if the One who holds the ends of time and knows when every sparrow falls is on my side?
I want to be a part of the story that He has been writing since the beginning of time, and not just a cameo character, but a character fulfilling the purposes that the Author has designed. 

I don’t know what that story looks like yet, but I’m content to know that He does. And for as long as the LORD leaves me on the Earth, I want to consciously chase after the storyline He has written. 

Taryn

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