I started this blog because I was prompted by a good friend. He suggested it would be a good way to develop thoughts and ideas to share with people. My immediate response was a list of excuses as to why I shouldn’t do it and my main reason was, “Who in the world would read it?” At that point my friend kindly said, “It’s not about whether or not someone reads it, it’s primarily for you.” See, my friend is quite perceptive and realized I was frustrated because I didn’t have an outlet such as this to share ideas. He thought a blog would be helpful. But after I insistently said no and gave my list of poor excuses, my friend cordially backed down.
Later on (about 7 weeks later) I came to realize that my initial response was actually quite narcissistic, something not all that uncommon for me. Because during that conversation with my friend, what I was really saying was, “I’m only gonna blog if people read it, otherwise it is a big waste of my time.” However, since then I have realized that my friend was right, it’s not about whether or not this thing gets read, it’s about creating space in my life to grow, develop and share ideas.
The reason I’ve titled this blog “re-discovering the plot” is because I’ve come to realize that I am often losing the plot. Not so much in the idiomatic sense of the phrase (i.e.- to go crazy, act irrational, lose self-control), but rather I lose the plot as to what my life is intended to be about. I believe that the story we were created to live is one of loving and serving God and others. However, much of my life is spent loving and serving myself. The plot of my story is often…
written by an imagination filled with selfish desires,
formed by a heart that pursues comfort and safety,
crafted by a character unwilling to take risks.
I am on a journey to continually re-discover the plot of the story I was intended to live. I welcome fellow travelers on this path, but I’m not afraid to go alone, for I know that the Author of the story is with me.