A good story involves a main character who wants something, and who gets put through hell in order to overcome and achieve. He never gives up. He may sit and cry, but always gets back up and keeps going.
How does your story read? Donald Miller says to try out some practice stories – some things that will challenge you, and tell others so that you’re accountable, and then push yourself towards it. Step by step, you can do much more than you ever thought possible.
“With God all things are possible,” said Gabriel to Mary, after telling her she would give birth to the Messiah. (Luke 1:37)
Her response? “May it be unto me as you have said.” She accepted the dream, the story that was to be hers. The literal interpretation: “May the word of the Lord be created in me.”
Now that’s no boring story.
Grace & Peace,
(c) Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, August 15th, 2014