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Work in Progress, Me

I was thinking about what makes a great book, and I realized that life is a lot like a good book. As a Christian, God is my author and he’s writing my story.  He is in complete control of my life as he is writing each page with another adventure. 

In books, questions are never answered in the next sentence. Every book is full of questions, but they are not all answered at the same time. Some are answered in the next paragraph and some are answered in the next page or next chapter. Sometimes those questions remain unanswered the whole length of the book, but when you get to the end those unanswered questions no longer matter. Because other events happened and decisions were made and the question and doubt that was relevant in the first chapter may not connect in the last chapter. If we knew all the answers there would be no driving force to turn the page and keep reading. 

 The same is with Life. We’re going to go through hard times, and we’re going to wonder why God would allow for such things to happen. Sometimes in our lives, we’re going to get a case of the “If I did this, would this have happened?” God writes our story, and like any good writer he’s not going to answer all our life’s questions just as soon as the issue comes up. When you read a book the unanswered questions make you think, and leave a sense of helplessness. God makes us need him, by not giving us all the answers. He does things that, with a human mind, we can’t understand. I know that when questions and doubts pop into my head, I need to keep going and see what God has planned in my life even if I don’t understand. I’m never going to know how the book ends if I don’t turn keep turning the pages.

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