Learning to Live in Your Epilogue

Learning to Live in Your Epilogue

When God moves, He moves. And I’m so very grateful for that–a little stuck, perhaps, but grateful just the same.
 
Every woman in Scripture I’ve ever spoken about eventually comes to a point where her faith requires her to do what she would never normally do. Each time, the woman does the impossible thing because she knows the severity of God’s grace and mercy working together in her favor means impossible things would actually happen. She looks ahead to her epilogue, that time when God ties all the loose ends together and gives her a fresh perspective.
 
Simple, I know, yet profound.
 
THAT is the true grit of faith and that is what these seven months of 2021 have been for me. A little while ago, a good friend reminded me that we had both experienced what we feared most (a severe loss for her and a severe find for me) and we had both survived.
 
I thought I would feel victorious right away, but I didn’t. I felt (and still feel) like the Olympian interviewed a minute and a half after swimming the 400 IM to gold-medal fame: breathless, soaking wet, and stunned.
 
The question now is: What will we do as a result of all this?
 
I know some of you are experiencing something similar. Remember that HE knows and YOU are part of HIS larger plan. Instead of getting stuck in the hard parts of our stories, let’s choose to live in our epilogues–not only in waiting for them to unfold, but in knowing that they will…
 
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Sherry Boykin

Sherry Boykin, the founder of Faith and Tales, is a storyteller and chronic believer in the power of faith narratives to change lives. She uses biblical and personal accounts to help women move beyond their obstacles, glean fresh perspectives on life, and to live differently as a result. Her experiences in urban and suburban ministries, Peruvian Amazon jungle missions, long-term singleness, marriage and family, and men's dorm-living shape her life and provide a colorful backdrop from which to share the Word of God. Sherry is the author of But-Kickers: Growing Your Faith Bigger Than Your But and she has been interviewed for articles in Time, The New York Times, and Better Homes and Gardens.

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