I love a good story. Stories of adventure, stories of history, stories of love, stories of life. Recently the Lord has opened my eyes to another part of my students stories. Yet another heartbreaking part of their lives that I yearn to fix. The past couple of weeks I have spent countless hours pondering different stories. Because let’s be honest, we all yearn to play a role in a great story.
As I thought about these stories, I began to think about my own story. What is my story? My quiet times have been so sweet recently and each day I am humbled by the incredible stories in the Bible. I look at men like Paul- a man full of passion, full of adventure, full of stories. If we were to sum up Paul’s story in a sentence I bet it would probably sound something like this: ‘an ordinary tentmaker whose mission was to pursue & share Christ.’ Paul’s day job was simply to make tents, yet his story left a legacy. Or we could look at men like Noah- a man full of so much faith that he was willing to sacrifice all to listen to the Lord. Or we could look at men like Daniel, David, or Peter. All of their stories are inspiring. There is no doubt Jesus is the center of their lives- the center of their stories. But can others tell that Jesus is the center of my story? Can they see Him day by day in my life?
I was listening to a podcast recently that posed the question, “early on in conversations with people, what is something you want them to know about you? What is something you want people to know about you right upfront?” What is so important in my life that I can’t help but bring up? Or what am I so excited about or passionate about that I want to talk about it all the time? Is it Jesus? Or does something else come to mind?
Our stories matter. Our story will be our legacy. And I want my story to sing praises to our Heavenly Father.
So over the next few weeks I will continue to pray diligently for the Lord to help reveal more of my story. I want to make sure that my typical everyday reflects that Jesus is the Lord of my story.
What do you do everyday that shows that Jesus is the Lord of your story?