Monday, August 15, 2011
The Story You Are Choosing
[Image by James Sagi ]
There are two sides to every story. In fact that includes our story. There’s a story we know. The one we are familiar with, our history, the platforms we are used to performing our everyday life. “I am. . .”. “I am . . .”
But wait a second ‘who are you?’ Don’t bother you don’t have to answer that. You answered already. Yes, we answer every day as we journey through life. And we are always very careful about answering. We look at what has gone before us. We look at the past. We look down history and pick finely with glee from our past like a child offered several options for a birthday dress ‘I am . . .’
Answering the ‘who are you?’ question by looking behind might have hindered destiny for a man called Moses in the bible. Down history’s story Moses was a murderer and he wasn’t a fine speaker too. But my question is; how do murderers become deliverers? Or how stutterers do become persons who command kings with the hardest of hearts?
They choose. . .
They choose to hear another side of their story.
We say we are guilty. He says we are forgiven
We say we are lonely. He says he is with us
We say we have a marred history.
He says all has been wiped away by his blood
The world is telling us a story about us. God is telling us a story about us through Jesus Christ his son.
Which are you listening too?
Or rather which are you choosing to be your story?