I’m now a few years removed from college, but I still remember the constant writing of papers that takes place in college. The biggest worry, though, wasn’t necessarily writing the paper, but writing a good paper. I would often pour over a paper or ask a friend to proofread it with one goal – locate the errors and fix them.
In 2 Corinthians 3:3, the apostle Paul says “…you are a letter from Christ….This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.”
Our lives are a script. A story that is weaved through the larger text of time. Within this personal script, though, there are often errors – some more obvious than others. As we evaluate and proofread our ‘living letters’ we can become so discouraged. We can see our story as having no value. We can be so distracted by the errors, that we fail to see the story.
If that’s you today, remember this: A paper is corrected one mistake at a time. Fixing the spelling on one word. Moving one word to a new location in a sentence.
In the same way, our living script is corrected one line at a time. If you look at the entirety of your life, sure you’ll be overwhelmed, we all are. But as you correct your text, something interesting happens. You not only correct the script of your life, but you actually can alter the ending.