Resource Review: So, What’s Your Point? – Finding the Plot in a Chart Your Own Adventure Culture by Fran Sciacca
“We’ve all got a story. It’s either our own, or someone else’s.” Each of us is moving through life as a part of an eternal and epic story. But what part are we playing? Are we in the role we were always meant to fill? Or are we trying unsuccessfully to fill the wrong set of shoes?
So, What’s Your Point – Finding the Plot in a Chart Your Own Adventure Culture by Fran Sciacca explores the big questions of identity, purpose, and mission that all of us should be asking ourselves:
- “Who do I say that I am?”
- “What’s my point?”
- “What’s my place?”
What Part Do We Play?
As believers, we each play a part in the ultimate story of Jesus Christ and His ultimate redemption of all mankind. This means that our natural, God-given gifts, talents, and passions ought to be an integral part of our stories.
Consider, what if we weren’t meant to deny our deepest passions in the name of practicality but to pursue them with excellence to the glory of God?
Find Fulfillment in Christ.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV
When I was young, I saw this verse as something of a catch-all promise. Put God first, and you’ll have everything you ever wanted. Now that I’m a little bit older, I realize that it’s so much better than that.
The closer we draw to the heart of God, the more our hearts align with his.
When we take true delight in the Lord, the desires of our heart become the desires that he has for us. If our passions and gifts are from the Lord, then we can trust that those gifts were given to us for the betterment of the world and his glory.
This inspiring book encourages all of us to live lives of joy, purpose, and passion. When we follow the heart of God, we can rest easy knowing that our natural gifts will lead us on a great adventure that will make Jesus famous.