…your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Before the latest best-selling novel hits the shelves, the author has written the whole story. That author knows the characters, knows their actions, and knows the outcome before anyone else. As you read, you have no clue where the main character will be on the last page–or even the next page, for that matter.
This is how it is with our Lord and us. He saw and knew all the days of our lives before we were even born. He already knows exactly what you will be doing in five minutes, after you’ve finished reading this. He also knows exactly what you will be doing in five years and in five decades. The story of your life has already been written by the greatest author the world has ever known! How exciting is that? Not only is he a great author, but he is also completely loving, kind, and good–he is writing a story where, if we follow the path he has for our character, we will end up in the most wonderful of places. Our God is infinite and well after Earth has fallen into the Sun, he will continue writing our story on and on into eternity.
The pressure is off for us as characters in God’s complex and elaborate story. We don’t have to make something of ourselves in history. There’s no pressure for us to win fame and glory. The author has already made his plans for us–all he requires is that we be characters who trust and obey him.
The story of your life has been written–now live it!