For the past couple of weeks I have been catching up on the Olympics. In times past
I never really watched it. I would watch a race here and there but that was it. I was
never really interested in Olympics as a whole but this year has been different.
I have been engaged and I am enjoying it so much. A few days ago I was wondering
why I enjoyed it so much and it came down to one thing – the compelling stories.
No matter the discipline there is a compelling story to follow. That was what has kept
me engaged and on the edge of my seat. For example, the men and women’s
BMX Freestyle competition. There have been some amazing stories on both the men and women’s side
but I want to focus on the women.
First of all, this was the debut of BMX Freestyle. That was history in the making.
Then Charlotte Worthington from Great Britain won the gold medal which was amazing
but her story continues. The way she won was even more amazing.
She successfully attempted a backflip 360 which has never been done in any women’s
competition ever. On the biggest stage in the world she did a backflip 360 for the first
time ever, landed it and won the gold. Talk about a compelling story!
And as I listened to compelling story after another I thought about you and me as sons
and daughters of God.
Do we have compelling stories too?
And the answer is a resounding yes. God has a compelling story for you and me.
Jeremiah 29:11 confirms this truth,
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future.”
I think about Nick Vujicic who was born without arms and legs and in the beginning he struggled
to reconcile why he was born and tried to take his own life but God intervened and turned his
life around. Nick has travelled the world encouraging and inspiring people with his story.
What a compelling story right…
In the word of God I think of Esther. She had no parents and was raised by her uncle but God
used her to save an entire nation!
I also think of Paul who hated Christians and did his best to exterminate them. He imprisoned them
and killed them but God stopped him and turned his life around. He gave him a new purpose and
new direction and used him to bring the word of God to the Gentiles and so much more.
I share all those stories to encourage you that God has amazing plans for your life. He has a
compelling story for you.
But it doesn’t end there. You have an enemy who doesn’t want you to accomplish God’s purpose
for your life. He is trying to stop the compelling stories God has written for you from happening.
There is a war.
You need to stand up and trust God with everything within you.
You also need to stand up and do your part by taking the steps of faith He is leading you to take.
This is a bit of what makes up a compelling story.
You need to be strong and courageous like Joshua as he led God’s people into the promise land.
God kept telling him to be strong and courageous and not to be afraid.
So as you walk in the amazing purpose and plans God has for you remember that He is with you.
He will never leave or forsake you and will bring your compelling story to completion.
He is fighting on your behalf.
Put all of your trust in Him and step out in faith as He leads because He has a compelling
story for you.
Bless you friends