by: Lynn Passet
All of us would like to someday be able to sit down with our kids, our grandkids or some family members and tell our life story -- the whole story. But what story will you choose to tell? Will you be forced to stop mid-sentence and ask yourself "what version am I going to tell here?" After all, it's your chance to tell "your story" about life and the mistakes that you made, the lessons that you learned and the truth about everything.
Let's face it, we've all got a few chapters to our life that we'd like to erase and more than a few stories that we'd like to re-write. We all have regrets. For all of us, perhaps some of those stories wouldn't have turned into regrets if we'd have just taken the time to ask ourselves, "What story do I want to tell to my family?"
So, from here on out let's all concentrate on telling a story that we're proud of and a story that will make our family smile because they know that we are a good person and that we were grounded in the Lord. Perhaps you're in the middle of a story of your life right at this very moment? If so, stop and ask yourself: "Is this the story I really want to have to tell later?"
Solomon told us in Proverbs Chapter 13 and verse 22, "A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous." Solomon also said in Proverbs 20:7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
So, what's your story going to sound like from this point on? Will it be full of more regrets? Or, will you be able to tell exactly what happened and know that the truth sounds better than some other version?