The Story of Your Life
Your life is a story. Its chapters are filled with joys and sorrows, successes and failures, good people and hurtful people. Maybe you’ve found it difficult to follow the plotline at times. But there are no wasted experiences in your life. That’s because the main character in your story is God—whether you realize it or not. And God is inviting you to join Him, as together, you write the story of your life.
Think of your life as a book made up of chapters. Describe the significant chapters in your life leading up to the present. What current chapter are you living?
Take a look at how your story begins. Read Psalm 139:13-18. What do these verses from David’s experience tell you about God’s presence and plan while you were growing in your mother’s womb?
Some things in life you have control of and other things not so much. Read Acts 17:26-28. How do these verses remind you of God’s sovereignty?
When you think of your life as a story is natural to consider a plot and purpose to the story. What is your purpose in life? In what practical ways are you living out that purpose?
Read Psalm 78:1-8. How did God pass down the story to the Israelites? How can your story affect generations not yet born?
God is writing a story through your life. Read Ephesians 2:10. How does God want you to live? Why is it significant that the word (creative work or workmanship) hints at a work of art?
When the story of your life is complete, how would you like to be remembered?
Our Story Together
As the story of your life unfolds, never forget you are part of something bigger than just you. In our individualistic culture, it’s easy to become self-absorbed and me-centered. The moment you believe in Jesus for a new life, you become part of something enormous—the...