A story is defined as an account of events (past, present, future) in someone’s life that is evolving into something or someone. It’s true! All of us have a personal story (Psa. 139:16) that was written by God Himself, and our quest is to discover its purpose here on earth. Each day events take place that cause reactions and responses that either add to or take away from that story.
Maybe that’s why Solomon challenges us in Pro. 4:23 to “Guard our hearts with all diligence, for out of it flow the issues of life.” Our issues can be both good or bad. The bad can keep us stuck in our story, but the good can release understanding of its plan and purpose. For our story to be released, we’ll need God’s 2020 vision to see things like He does, and wisdom to know what to do with the things we see. WE NEED TRUTH! Just like St. Augustine said, “Truth is like a Lion, you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself.” Truth that has aligned itself with God’s Word.
Heb. 4:12 says, “His Word is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” We need to become Word People, where the word becomes the lamp to our feet and the light to our path. They will never get stuck in their story. They step into their true identity and authority in Christ. Elijah illustrates this kind of person found in the second half of (1 Kings 18:36) when he decrees “you are God in Israel (he knows who God is) and I’m your servant (he knows who he is) and I have done all these things at your word.”
Question: What is it going to take for you to fulfill the plan and purpose God has written for you to accomplish in 2020?
Key: If you’re stuck in your story and miss your identity, you won’t walk in your authority.