He’s Perfectly Writing Our Story For His Glory

Something that’s making me laugh at myself as I write this is that my post from last week—I changed it up—not even an hour after hitting publish. And I ended up changing not just some of the words but the title as well…

I’d written an analogy regarding T-Rex arms vs. chicken wings (weird, I know…you’d have to read it to get the full idea if you haven’t already). Anyway in the original published post I referred to chicken wings as chicken arms instead…not even thinking twice about it. A little later when I went back to read the posted copy I thought to myself, “Chicken arms? What in the world?

We own chickens and never on God’s green earth have I ever said to my husband, “Hey honey, the chickens are flying out of the coop again, would you go clip their chicken arms?

Never.

So I decided, rightfully that chicken WINGS could not be referred to as chicken arms…and therein lies the reason for my change-up with last week’s post!

Okay I’ll get to the point of today’s post…

…As the author of my blog I get to write how the story goes. I can go back and edit and make corrections or improvements if needed.

Authors do this quite often, it’s the reason we see books that sometimes have the words “updated edition” or “revised copy” across the cover. Alterations have been made or research has allowed for more thorough information or a better explanation so the author provides a modification of the original.

I’m reminded how God is the ‘Author of our Life’ when we choose to put our trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

In 2 Corinthians 5:17 that idea is worded like this— “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

At that moment we start becoming a better version of ourselves; and rather than trying to write our own stories we learn to surrender the pages of our life to God along with the publishing rights.

With that truth in mind, a plot twist happens within us. Suddenly our “character” is thinking and doing differently in accordance to God’s will. Ultimately, however, He controls and knows what may come or go, just the same way as an author of a book does.

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As God continues to write our story He may include plot twists and turns that we weren’t or aren’t expecting—He has every right to do so, after all He is the one creating and we’re the characters in HIS story. When the unexpected comes up in our lives this doesn’t mean God made an error, rather God sees the climax and the purpose those trials, along the way, may serve.

As our character-being learns to trust and interact with God, our love for Him grows and we learn peace in the rising and falling action of life.

No matter the setting or theme of our current story, we can rest in the comfort of Philippians 1:6, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Such powerful, hope-filled truth for even the darkest of chapters.

Through scripture, we’re given the resolution (the ending of the story) —as God has revealed to us the beautiful promise of eternity spent in Heaven with Him when we choose to believe in His Son as our Saving Grace. Praise God that when we make that life-changing decision, we open the pages to a never ending sequel that’s perfectly written by the Author of Life and we get to be a part of it! The goodness of Heaven.

…In the meantime we can trust in the assurance of His flawless Word. All glory to Him!❤️

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

24 thoughts on “He’s Perfectly Writing Our Story For His Glory”

  1. “Through scripture, we’re given the resolution (the ending of the story) —as God has revealed to us the beautiful promise of eternity spent in Heaven with Him when we choose to believe in His Son as our Saving Grace. ” . . . Thank you Alicia for this precious reminder of eternal assurance.

    I certainly don’t comprehend many of the chapters of my life’s journey of nearly 8 decades, and often wish I could re-wind and rewrite some of those where I took control and wrote. However, like you I rest in the assurance that He has shown us the final chapter and the ending of our story . . . We Win! . . . Thank You Jesus!

    Be Blessed!

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  2. I am so glad that the Lord rewrites our stories and turns them into a beautiful masterpiece. Before accepting Jesus, our stories may be pretty sad. But He perfects them to be something wonderful. May we learn to allow God to have full control of the pen, so He can do the writing. Blessings my friend. I hope you are recuperating well ♥️

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  3. Such precious truths! I love how you talk about God being the author of our story. I need to remind myself of that fact often as I struggle with this chapter or that paragraph of my life. It’s so easy to question God’s past direction as I struggle in the here and now effects of His leading. Thank you for this powerful post! And…I may never look at chicken wings quite the same again. 🙂

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    1. 😂chicken wings!😅

      Yes and even all fairy tales have their hang ups but always end with a happily ever after…God’s story for us is no different, other than the most important fact that it’s all beautiful truth, with the King of kings in control all the while!!

      writes the best of any happy fairy tale ending

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    1. Ahh good to read that because I felt like it was a hot mess!! Unorganized 😂😂😂
      But yes that’s the right idea, God can turn a mess into a message, creating a beautiful story!

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  4. I love how your post had me laughing out loud at chicken arms at the beginning and then amening by the end! Even though I know God has done amazing things in my life there are still days I think I need to control. (Although I am terrible at it! 🤣) I’m so thankful He has written my story.

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    1. Sounds like you and I must be about on the same page in each of our stories!!😉❤️ I hope you are well Michelle, I’m fixing to catch up on blog reading today and I see you have a “Saturdays on the Porch” post!! Love those!❤️

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