I also have been enjoying reading some good old fashion inspirational fiction novels for fun to. Because well you remember the summer manifesto if you saw the other posts. And part of the summer manifesto was to read books– so i joined the library.
Side note: one of my big fears in joining the library was I always always end up with library fines. Guess what. I already did this summer to. But oh well.. it’s worth it.
I actually got an award in high school for most library fines ever. So in college I didn’t allow myself to go to the library once. Not enough quarters for that!
So the combination of trying to write– and enjoying reading .. made me think about story .. and writing.. and well how God has written our story.
I was reflecting on how I don’t know if you are like me, but we tend to have an idea of how our stories are going to go. We make a five year semi plan in our mind (look you know me I do not like the get to type A planning ) some of you may have a 10 year, a one week, a day by day plan.
We plan how we think things are going to work out.
And then there is God.
He often has a different plan– a different part of that chapter. Different characters then we expected to play a part. Different places, different circumstances then we expected.
The twists and turns sometimes take us by surprise– but they don’t take Him by surprise.
We quote Jeremiah 29:11 often that He knows the plans He has for us.
But stop and ponder that.
He knows the plans! He has! for you!
what a personal God.
This week I have not been able to get Jeremiah 1:5 out of my mind. Where God tells Jeremiah Before you were formed in your mothers womb I knew you. I set you apart.
Having just had an adorable new baby niece whom I am super in love with– I am thinking How amazing. She is brand spanking new. But God already has her days planned. He has set her apart.
He has set you apart.
So maybe you and I should spend less time trying to figure out the story and more time LIVING out His story?