Have you ever read a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book?
If you have, then you will remember that at various points in the story, you are presented with two or three options. "To follow the man into the cave, turn to page 43. To return to the village, turn to page 57."
It's a really cool concept that turns a story into a game. You passively enjoy the plot for a while, then you get to dive in and make your move.
These books are like your life. The only difference is, in your "Choose Your Own Adventure" story, God has given you the opportunity to co-author your story.
Every day in your real life you are presented with choices. If you don't like any of those choices, you can create a new one. Sure, it may seem that your options are limited by finances, family, employment or education, but remember this...
YOU were uniquely designed
with imagination, intelligence, and abilities.
You have everything you need.
How you view life is your choice.
And the really fun part is this...you aren't doing it alone. God has given you the opportunity to co-author your life. And He, along with your friends, family, and coworkers give you fresh choices and story prompts every day.
As you begin to understand the freedom you have in Christ to coauthor your life, obstacles become hurdles to leap over and closed doors are simply points that send your adventure in exciting new directions. Opportunities create new paths to explore. Every moment is a chance to make your next move and design your story and craft the adventures you want to live.
Ask yourself, who are the characters in your story, and what role or influence to they play in your life? Who do you spend your time with? How do you spend your time? What is your lifestyle? What do you do that brings you unlimited fulfillment in your life? What specifically has God called you to do?
It's your story. You get to help design it. And the sky is the limit.