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Friday, 5 March 2010

To be told...

'...take a look at four core issues that are of crucial importance to you - even if you don't realise it. First, Go is not merely the Creator of our life. He is also the Author of our life, and he writes each person's life to reveal his divine story. There never has been nor ever will be another life like mine - or like yours. Just as there is only one face and name like mine, so there is only one story like mine. And God writes the story of my life to make something known about himself, the One who wrote me. The same is true for you. Your life and mine not only reveal who we are, but they also help reveal who God is.

Second, neither your life nor mine is a series of random scenes that pile up like shoes in a closet. We don't have to clear out old stories to make a room for new ones. Both your story and mine have unique characters, surprising plot twists, central themes, tension and suspense, and deep significance. Each is an intirguing tale, and neither is a fiction. Our story is truer than any other reality we know, and each of us must discover the meaning of what God has written as our life story. In our story God God shows us what he's up to and what he wants us to be about.

With the third core issue, things start to get exciting. When I study and understand mylife story, I can then join God as coauthor. I don't have to settle for merely being a reader of my life; God calls me to be a writer of my future. He asks me to take the only life I will ever be given and shape it in the direction he outlines for me. I am to keep writing, moving foreward into the plot that God has woven into the sinews of my soul.

And fourth, there is necessity and blessing of telling your story to others. To the degree that we know God and then joing him in writing our story, we are honored to join others in the calling of storytelling. God of course, is the Master Storyteller. his self-revelation is captured in a sweeping narrative and then given to us in the Book that grips our heart and captures our soul. God also creates a story with each person's life - a story that we are meant to tell. And since we are calleed to tell our story, we are also called to listen to the stories of others. And since we are to tell and to listen, then even more so we are called to encourage others to know and tell and listen to God's story as well as their own.'... (Dan B. Allender)

So go and tell your story...

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