I just wrapped up my preparation for our very first night of “Starting Point“. I will admit that I am looking forward to this discussion based series. I’m intrigued by other people’s story. I once received an email from a reader of my blog that simply asked “what’s your story?”. Talk about a loaded question….

It took me forever to reply to that email. I must have written it and re-written it 100 times. I had a hard time putting it into words. It would seem funny considering the fact that this very blog is pretty much my story. I guess I just didn’t know what they wanted to know. Have you ever taken the time to think about your story and more importantly how it fits into a much larger story?

As I am typing this, I am listening to a song by Todd Agnew called “If you wanted me” from his Better Questions CD. In this song he asks a very thought provoking question:

“If you wanted me to be like you, why did you make me like me”?

I ponder that question sometimes. If God wanted me to be like him, why did he make me like me? Why did he give me the free will to have the thoughts, words and actions that I have? Maybe it was so I could find my place in His greater story. One day we will all be like him. Until then, I believe we are here to seek him as we write our story and in doing so become more like him. That’s my story…..and I’m stickin’ to it….