Writing the Story of Your Life

In his book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life, Donald Miller says: “If the point of life is the same as the point of a story, the point of life is character transformation.” Transformation inevitably brings internal doubts and turmoil, but also hopes and dreams. Change may scare us senseless at times, but it also nurtures courage and confidence. The events we live through shape us, guide us and give us different memorable scenes for our life’s story.

Even though some of the events we live through may be far from pleasurable, when we are true to ourselves, our dreams and our values, we will create stories worth telling. Just like in fictional stories we are often challenged by the unexpected, life’s natural processes, ill health or difficult people, but if we live our lives with intention and purpose, these become mere stepping-stones and blessings in the process of character transformation.

I truly believe that it is possible to intentionally create a memorable life. Each day brings new opportunities and choices to write into our stories. What we need to ask ourselves is: “Which genre do I want to write my life story in?”

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