Friday, October 7, 2011

The Story of My Life~

If I was the one writing the story of my life, it would be nothing outside of

"the usual"

commonplace

mediocre

ordinary....

I know this to be true because this is how I have lived most of my life. When I was the one calling all the shots, I played it safe, IF, I played it at all.

No rocking of the boat here.

No living out on the edge.

No stepping out or stepping into.

Just.....normal.

Just.....ordinary living.

But then....

I placed my life in HIS hands.

I turned the pen over to my Creator,

Special Pen!
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now HE is the author of my story-

Sentence after sentence, chapter after chapter, HE is unfolding a brand new life.

A life that is anything BUT mediocre, common place, or ordinary.

Now, I am

walking by faith,

boldly going where this girl has never gone before,

taking leaps of faith,

seeing God everywhere I look,

and

smiling

rejoicing

LOVING MY LIFE~

Don't get me wrong.

My life isn't all roses and sunshine.

Some pages of my story are covered in teardrops and smudges,

but...

even in these times, my response is no longer ordinary.

I can walk through these chapters because I know HIS hand is in it.

I  now

trust,

believe

and hope,

because my God will bring purpose in the midst of the pain.

And the best part of all,

the part that keeps me flipping pages and venturing onward,

is this:

when I turn the last page of my story and find myself gazing upon

"the end"

for me, it will be just the beginning.

Life eternal,

Life extraordinaire.

Face to face,

with the author of my life story.



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10 comments:

  1. Stacy,
    He does make everything extraordinary, doesn't He?

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  2. Stacy, I love this! Beautiful, encouraging words. Thank you!

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  3. As usual our life stories seem to parallel. We really are soul sisters. How did we end up so far apart?

    Happy Friday, dear friend.

    xo

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  4. Oh yes! I can so relate. Ordinary life = life extraordinaire.

    thank you for your kinds words as well - I was encouraged!

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  5. Beautiful, Stacy! Your words opened my heart to thank God for the wonder of this day and every day knowing my life is in His hands.
    Blessings!
    Pam

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog. There is so much interesting variety in "ordinary".
    When I saw the pen, I thought of signing the bottom of a contract with God first, then He fills in all the details. We are left with the blessed ordinary. I hope this isn't too vague I can't seem to find just the phrase I'm feeling.
    You've expressed yourself so beautifully.

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  7. Hi Stacy - beautiful, the knowing that our life or ordinariness is going to be replaced with living the extraordinary permanently in the presence of our Father.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  8. Wow, such a beautiful encouragement. Beautifully-written, too!

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  9. This gave me goosebumps :) Course, that's no curprise

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  10. I love that the end it just the beginning! That we shed our ordinary once and for all and really start the story in earnest, how exciting!

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