Lance Wallnau (@lancewallnau)
Pixar has rules for stories. Here is one that applies to life.
“Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end. Now rewrite.”
Sometimes you have to let a chapter in your life or a relationship play out to a conclusion. When you learn something (often by pain) you rewrite both the narrative for where you are going in the next chapter but you attach a whole new empowering meaning to what happened previously.
For instance, Joseph cries out as his chapter of betrayal ends and says “now I see God sent me before you to preserve you. I was not a prisoner in Egypt but a prisoner of a prophetic process Don’t beat yourselves up. You meant it for harm but God overruled it to all our benefit. I’m not upset with you.”
Paul gets beaten badly and his body is disfigured but he says this about his scars “I bear in my body the branding marks of The Lord Jesus.”
Even mistakes teach godly principles. Be patient and wait for the end of this part of the story.