Fascinating! as I am working on my novel I am intrigued by the process. As a voracious reader for my entire life, I am fascinated by being on the flip side of the coin. The idea of creating something that I would like to read - so many fun parts to doing this! There are parts of the story that I am writing, while already knowing in advance how the story is going to end. I know the plot, and I know the characters and how each will play their role through the story. As I am working to write a scenario that will end up being unfinished as far as a particular relationship goes, I know it has to be unfinished because I know the end of the story.
As I sit back and think through the implications of this, I had the most impressive thought strike me that that is exactly what is going on in our own stories of our life. We don’t see the end. We aren’t infinite. The only point of view for our story is the moments that we are in right now and when things don’t turn out the way we expect them too we feel failure, pain, disappointment and even discouragement.
NEWSFLASH! But here’s the thing we don’t KNOW the end of our story. We have no idea how the Divine Storyteller is currently weaving the story of our lives, and we don’t understand the plot twists. We can’t understand because we haven’t seen the ending yet. BUT HE HAS! And, even better, we are promised that He works all things for our good and for His glory. Forgive me for having a moment here my friends, but I feel as if God has just given me a bit of insight into some of the things He’s working in my own story right now.
Many times I don’t understand the discouragement, the disappointment or the doubts - but I don’t know the ending. Even better, I don’t have to know the ending, I just need to trust my StoryTeller and have faith that He is writing my story perfectly.