You're Not the Author

photo inspiration Bespoken

I posted a quote this morning on Instagram and Facebook, and it's receiving some attention. Since I'm getting a lot of "Thank you so much" messages from this one, I wanted to go ahead and post it here.

"Admit it: your life hasn't worked out according to your plan. Last month didn't work out according to your plan. Today won't work out according to your plan. All of this is true because you aren't the author of your story. You don't need to read a mystery novel; your life is a mystery to you. You and I don't have a clue what is around the next corner, let alone where we will be and what we will be doing a decade from now. But even though there is very little that we know for sure about our lives and we experience constant surprises along the way, we need not give way to panic. Yes, our lives are out of our control, but that doesn't mean they are out of control. No, our lives are under the careful administration of the One who has the wisdom and power to be the great Author of it all." -Paul David Tripp

I love that reminder.

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