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Kerry Lytle

May 25, 2024

Psalm 139:16, New Living Translation

"You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day has passed."

God is heaven-bent on writing amazing stories in all our lives. God may design some chapters in our lives to be long and delightful, others, far too short, and sometimes painful. But we only see the meaning of our story when it fits into the context of a bigger, far greater story of Jesus Christ Himself. 


So, it’s wise to leave our storyline to the best Storyteller of all. Nowadays, however, we are told to reinvent our stories; to rewrite the drama of our own lives. Our culture is constantly telling us through movies, books, and music that we are the captains of our own souls, without need of the One who created us. 


But we need to trust God with the pen. Even when He seems to be writing an unusual story in your life, don’t resist His penmanship on the pages of your days. Don’t complain about the bumps and bruises He writes into your script. I will be the first to admit that His writing can, at times, read like a mystery novel, not knowing what He is doing in my life, but in the end, His story line for those who trust Him is always wise, specific, and good. Good for you and for others. Best of all, good for the Kingdom.


If you are a follower of Jesus, every day of your life – whether you feel like it or not – is written with kingdom purpose, eternal significance, and a royal destiny filled with joy and contentment. 


God has not ended your story and so keep up the faith and believe that He is preparing you to meet up your purpose. His preparation comes with tests, trials, afflictions, signs, wonders and miracles. All this happens during the process of you fulfilling the story that God is still writing on you. Remember in Isaiah 48:10 (NLT), "Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction". Our Almighty God has not dropped the pen that He is using to write yours and my story and so keep the faith and walk with the Holy Spirit for better understanding of your purpose. At the end, God wins and when He does, you also win. When God is writing your story, sometimes, you need to pass through the fire so that when you emerge victorious, others will believe in your God. 


The process that you go through when God is writing your story helps you increase your faith in God and also to overcome fear. Part of your story can help shape the lives of those who are lost and looking for a way to be free. The fact that you have not seen all that you have heard from God, does not mean, He is not going to include it in your story. Remember, 2 Peter 3:8 (NLT) "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day". The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand, rather He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.


The Writer, Designer, and Director of our life’s script knows exactly what He’s doing—even when we think something is spiraling out of control.


Happy endings are Jesus's forte – turn the page, trust Him with the pen of your life and discover it for yourself.

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