March 22

Written by Bill Grandi on March 22nd, 2019

My title is Done vs. More.

One of, if not my favorite moves trilogies of all time (pun intended) is Back to the Future. (Side: a friend even gave me a flux capacitor phone charger for my truck that sits in a cup holder. Is that cool or what?  My front license plate says OUTATIME). Now back to my regularly scheduled blog. 🙂 ) In BTTF 3, where the DeLorean Time Machine is destroyed, Doc comes back to 1985. Jennifer hold out a sheet of paper (a fax for you millenials) that had the words “You’re Fired!” on it, but it had erased. When she asked Doc about it she said, “I brought this paper back from the future and now it is erased.” Doc’s answer is “Of course it’s erased. You’re future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one-both of you.” While I see Doc’s point, I also don’t agree totally.

I don’t know the final chapter of my life. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I don’t even know what the rest of today will bring for that matter. But I do know the One who does. He has written my final chapter, but it simply has not unfolded yet. I don’t believe I’m predestined without a choice in the matter, but I do believe He knows. I see my life as a story-more characters to be be involved; more events to happen and be a part of; more blessings; more disappointments; more difficulties; more of a lot of things.

My life is not done. I see it as an unfolding and developing novel. There is always more. True, God knows my steps. Psalm 23-24 doesn’t lie: “The steps of a man are established by the Lord when he delights in His way; though he fall, he shall not be case headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” But to me the challenge is “what am I going to do as my life unfolds? Will I follow His steps or go my own way?”

“Father, I choose You. Your Way. Your steps for me. Your rule. I don’t know my future but you do. You are still writing my story. I’m not done-You’re not done-by any stretch! In times of doubt, let me exhibit faith. In times of stress, let me exhibit calm. In times of fruitfulness, let me exhibit joy. Keep writing my story into however long of my earthly future is left. Because after that I know where the future of this man lies.”


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Yes, we are all still works in progress, and will be until the Lord calls us home. May we allow Him to write our script.
    Blessings, Bill!

  2. floyd says:

    Well said, Bill. Free will is a magical thing. I believe He can give us free will, but He knows the outcome. He is infinite “self created”.

    Man plans his steps, but God directs his path.