Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Everyone Has a Story




I have a story. I’ve experienced heartache. I’ve experienced deep joy. I’ve been through things in life. I’ve learned. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried.

So have you.

If it’s one thing I’ve learned, I’ve learned that everyone has a story. No one has gone through life unscathed. Everyone has experienced some sort of heartache. Each person has had trials in their life. Even those people who seem to have it all together. Sometimes they are just better at hiding it than others.

I’ve also learned that my story isn’t finished yet. There are pages of my story that haven’t been lived yet. There might be more heartache in my story. I don’t know. But there might also be more adventures and great joys to be experienced and felt. Whatever the case may be, I know that God is the author of my story. I know He has a plan for my life. I make my own choices, but He still has a destination in mind for me. Hopefully, I listen and get there the easy way instead of the hard.

Each one of us has a story and we need to remember that we are still living it out. It’s not finished yet. Just as in a great movie, our stories can truly do an “about-face” and take us in directions we never dreamed. There are so many more pages that we’ve yet to play out!

I know we all get discouraged and depressed at times but there is hope to be found in our lives and in our stories. Our stories have a purpose to them. God has a purpose for us. No matter if our life is too big or too hard for Him. We don’t know what’s around that next corner or bend in our life because we just haven’t read that part of our story yet.

Have faith. Believe. And hang in there no matter what you’re going through right now. For there may be something special worth waiting for, on that next page of your life. Wait for it. Look for it. Embrace it when it comes.

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