My kids watch a show called Super Why! It’s a cartoon! It’s about super heroes! They speak in exclamation points!! The characters have disproportionately large headsâ€¦
You know, standard children’s show.
Well, these super heroes solve problems with their reading skills. If a book ends badly, and the main character says, “I can’t help (fill in the bad decision) it’s in my story…’the little boy (fill in the bad decision)!” – the Super Readers jump in and change the words to the story and save the day.
It’s SUPPOSED to teach kids reading skills.
He Did Not!
So the other day my 2 year old son was picking on his sisters. I said,”Son, you cannot bother your sisters.” His reply?
“I can’t help it Mommy! It’s IN my stooory! …daâ€¦wittle â€¦boy â€¦bahders â€¦his â€¦sistews.”
Oh yes he did.
Cute story, Kat, but what does that have to do with me?
What Is Your Story?
We all have a story. An event happened (or didn’t happen), a physical feature we have (or don’t have), a role we play (or don’t play), certain knowledge we have (or don’t have) we let define us. We let it hold us back, tear us down or limit who we can become.
For example, I never knew my mother. She died when I was 9 months old. I have no memories of her. I don’t know what it’s like to HAVE my mother, so how can I possibly BE a mother. I could say, “It’s in my story,’The little girl can’t be a good mom. She has no idea what she’s doing.'”
But here’s the awesome part. The Bible calls God the “Author” and Perfecter of our faith. He is an Author. He can change my story. He is changing my story.
There is nothing impossible for Him. There is no story He cannot change.
An Amazing Story
Dick Hoyt was told his son should be institutionalized. He was told his son would never communicate. He was told his son had no future.
But his son, Rick, could communicate (via typing) and his son told him he wanted to compete in a race. So, Dick, who was very out of shape at the time, pushed his son’s wheelchair for 5 grueling miles. Afterwards, Rick typed, “Dad, when we were running, It felt like I wasn’t disabled anymore!’
Now, at 65 and 43, they’ve competed in over 200 triathalons including many Ironman competitions. (RSS readers, click here to watch the video. And grab a tissue…)
Dream big dreams, write them down, wake up early and let Him tell you His plans for your day, and let Him make your life one of the greatest stories ever told.
Nothing, nothing, nothing is impossible for Him.
1. Write down the parts of “your story” that you need God to change.
2. Spend a few minutes praying about them each day.
3. Journal as God changes your story. What a gift it will be for your children.
What is your story, or how has God already changed it?Leave a Comment