Every life is truly a special gift from God.
What you do with it, and how you live it, is YOUR gift to God.
Have you viewed YOUR life as such?
Do the things you busy yourself with reflect that view? How about the decisions you make, the places you go, the people you interact with?
Your life is a story that only YOU can write to our Creator, God Almighty. No two people have the same story; each and every story is unique!
Your life is made up of some circumstances you have control over, and some things you do not have control over. Every day brings many decisions. The choices you make shape and mold YOUR life’s story.
Your story is made up of many chapters–it could be based on the stages of life–infancy, childhood, teenager, young adult, adult, elderly person.
The chapters could also be represented by significant events in your life.
When you start out as an infant, you depend solely on your caregiver to meet all of your needs, but as you begin to grow, you have some control over YOUR gift to God.
As you become a teenager, you have even more options in deciding how YOUR story will be written.
**Will you stand up for your beliefs or will you follow the crowd and compromise your faith?
When you are a young adult, you have even greater control over writing YOUR story to God. The opportunities are endless and you have more freedom.
Probably as an adult, you have the greatest potential for writing YOUR story to God. You are now on your own and responsible for yourself.
How you react to the various situations in your life is a big part of YOUR story.
**Are you going to choose to be happy despite possible “bad” circumstances or will you let sadness and loss of hope overtake YOUR story?
**Will you let Jesus guide your path?
With God’s help, you have the power and freedom to write YOUR personal story–your gift to Him.
It is never too late to begin anew if YOUR story is not what you want it to be.
**If there is a chapter in your life that you don’t like, you can seek God’s forgiveness and move on to bigger and better things.
God is always there waiting for us and waiting to guide us.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when you are an elderly person, or at the end of every chapter in YOUR story, you can look back and say that you are satisfied with YOUR story?
YOUR story is YOUR gift to God!
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts. –2 Corinthians 3:2-3 (NIV)