We’ve featured Donald Miller here before. And we want to direct you to a post he made about New Year’s 2010. I know! So long ago, right?! Regardless, it’s a worthy read and one that fits into out discussion in LIVING AS A LOSER. In fact, it’s a great bridge from a Winter of listening and paying attention to stories to engaging in the story of someone who’s lost the world.
In the post, Miller is encouraging an adoption of creating new stories in a new year rather than goals or resolutions.
Without an overarching plot, goals don’t make sense and are hard to achieve.
Here is where thinking narrative is important as a LOSER. Will you continue to engage in the worldly plot-line of winning? Will the narrative be the same old routine and work of gaining more and more? Or, as Phil discussed from 1 Peter 1, will you “receive the goal of your faith” as one who lives in exile today?
A story involves a person that wants something and is willing to overcome conflict to get it.
We tend to back off from conflict. That is not the encouragement from Peter in 1Peter. Our stories in a post-Christian world must want something so bad we are willing to overcome.
If you haven’t read this Miller book, we highly recommend it!
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