While you’re watching a movie, how many times do you find yourself wondering how it ends? Almost everyone wants to know if the guy gets the girl, but the only way to find out is to watch the entire movie. Our heart beats faster as suspense builds through conflict and hope seems lost. Somehow though, the screenplay writer seems to bring everything together as the main characters find their way back to each other. It's almost as if all the hardships in the movie were worth something, as if they had to happen so the guy understood why he needed to chase after the girl.
The struggles that you’re experiencing in your life right now, are necessary to what God has planned for your future. Maybe the conflict is necessary to get the one you loved back, or it’s something entirely different. It might be a financial struggle, a conflict with a family member, or even a terrible disease that has attached itself to you. No matter what the challenge is, trust that it’s meant to happen. God placed this obstacle in your path so that He can grow you towards your happy ending. He has intricately created your plan, just for you. He is the scriptor of our lives, and we are merely the actors. It’s important to remember our role.
Sometimes during seasons of strife we try to write our own scripts, attempting to decide where we will go next and force the “blessings” that we want to happen. We want the happy ending, without the conflicts. How many people want to watch a movie with no conflict? What would The Notebook be if Ryan Gosling was never separated from Rachel McAdams? There wouldn’t be a story! Know that your script has been intricately written just like The Notebook’s was, God has written in trials and challenges so that your life is glorified perfectly. You were fearfully and wonderfully made for a REASON, but to understand that reason you must give yourself up to His plan.
“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” (James 4:14 - NLT) Your time here on earth here is numbered and it’s important to know that even though it is short, it has GREAT purpose. It’s important to live the way Lord wants us to, and to trust His plan every step of the way. Would you want to watch The Notebook if it was four hours long, because Rachel was too stubborn to seek out Ryan? Absolutely not. Do you want to struggle longer than you have to before God blesses you? I certainly don’t.
Trust your screenplay writer, trust that God has a reason for what you’re going through. Don’t try to write your own story because believe me, God has written one far better than you ever could. Trust in Him. I promise your Ryan Gosling is coming.