If life is a journey, can we all admit that some days we are just wondering where the heck we are going? Maybe you don’t have a clue as to what direction to go. Maybe you do know the direction, but the obstacles in the road keep the end result always out of grasp. Or maybe you are rocking life, experiencing success, and want to do all you can to keep growing. If you’re in that third group – well, the rest of us hate you. Wait, I meant we are so happy for you! Not hate, happy.
A couple of years ago, I got my first tattoo. It will probably be my only “tatt” (that’s the lingo you use when you’re in the club) because it took me almost twenty years to decide on this one. It’s a semicolon on the inside of my wrist. It means – your story isn’t over. As I kept learning more about others who were getting this tattoo, I loved how one person put it. As a writer, the person could have chosen to end the sentence there, but he didn’t. The semicolon meant he chose to keep going. He believed that there was more to the story.
I can honestly say that in my journey, I have had every feeling that I mentioned earlier. The truth is, you have as well. No one experiences success one hundred percent of the time. I could list all the obstacles and frustrations that have come my way over the years. However, I am certain that a huge part of what has gotten me through it is the belief that my story isn’t over. Yes, there’s more to it and you have to put action to your beliefs, but today I want you to simply reflect on those four words.
Your story isn’t over.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is life not going as you thought it would? Have you been trying and trying and nothing is working so you’re stuck and really have no clue where to go? Let me offer some encouragement that I give myself all the time. Your story isn’t over. My story isn’t over. You were created by a God who wants you to experience an abundant life and I believe with everything I have that He is working for us, not against us. So whether this is a bump in the road or a mountain that seems impossible to climb, remember that you are meant for more. Your story isn’t over and inside you lies the ability to get though this and continue living the life you are meant to live!