The word for today is STORY.
I am always imagining and dreaming of what my future will hold. What will my life look like in five or ten years? Where will I be? Who will be in my life? What will I be doing?
But as much as I have dreamed about a certain future, I look back over the last six or so years and nothing really went exactly how I may have imagined it to go.
Starting college, I didn't imagine I would actually finish five years later with a bachelor's degree.
I had dreams of getting married, but I couldn't imagine to whom.
I had ideas of where I might be after college, but I am definitely not there.
All of this is to say, I make plans. I dream. I have ideas for my future.
But so far it hasn't really gone very much according to my ideas.
And guess what? I am totally ok with that.
My story is not looking like what I have dreamed it would look like, yet in some ways it's a million times better.
This is the story that God has for me.
I am living the story God has written for me and it's not always exactly my own ideas, but his story is so much better then any story I could write up for myself.
He is the master artist and the master author and his story for my life is so much better than I could ever imagine.
And that isn't to say it's easy because it isn't. I don't always like where God is taking me or what he is doing with my life. I often don't even understand.
But his story is still brilliant and beautiful. I may not always know it in the moment. But looking back, I know that he's is writing all the chapters of my life and I wouldn't want my story to be written by any other.