I begin truly living when God is the one writing my story.
Sounds like the opposite of what logically makes sense, but its so true.
When God writes our story, His love comes shining through.
Our part is to make sure we are in His hands, He does all the rest.
Again, sounds too easy, but that is where the battle truly is…
in letting go of our deep rooted desire to control & allow God to take the reins.
For who better to write our story than the One who not only created us, but reigns forever over all?!
The fact that He came to us & rescued us from ourselves is awesome enough, but the fact He wants to partner with us through every moment of our lives?
When we sit in the driver’s seat, we tend to only see two ways….what is behind, and what is directly ahead. We don’t tend to be as aware of the passengers on the journey with us unless they make a lot of noise, or are our Beloved.
When God sits in the driver’s seat, He sees everything all at once:
where to avoid the pitfalls & obstacles ahead, what He has gotten us through, who we are to have alongside us for the next step of our travels, and speaks to us to love & guide us as we use our gifts & love for His glory. All at the same time.
Only One beyond time can see it all.
Only the One who orchestrated it all deserves to be the conductor in our lives.
Only the One who scripted our love story from its inception deserves to write the love letter He is making in each of His Beloved’s lives.
Mother Theresa understood it wasn’t about the gifts we offer back to Him. It’s all about the God who has us lovingly in His grip, revealing His love to the world through our willing obedience & submission to His ways before all.
Somehow in His grip, we become way more than we could ever hope or imagine, because the One is who is so magnificent is moving within us beyond our comprehension in the moment.
His story, written on willing lives in the ink of true Love, will never fade…and miraculously becomes our story too as He writes it.
May we lay down our desire to be in control, and allow the One who makes all things new to write His love in our hearts so deeply the overflow draws those around us to meet the Author of their story!