When we look at the people of the Bible and see how their lives were changed by allowing the master in to do His work within them, their epitaph’s changed. Gideon, Peter, Paul, Joshua, Moses, Samson, Deborah, Daniel and the list could go on. All of these had one thing in common: their lives were boring before they let God write their stories.
Gideon was a whiny baby. Peter was a simple fisherman. Paul was a religious zealot who killed for his religion. Joshua was an ordinary soldier. Moses was a foreigner in the palace. Samson was a sexual deviant. Deborah was a woman in a man-centric society and Daniel was a exile.
God made their epitaph’s different. Sure they chose in (for the most part) but they couldn’t be the one’s to do what they did on their own, they needed God to infuse them, embolden them, strengthen them and lead them.
Will you live and lead in such a way that gives God the copyrights on your story? Will you allow Him to birth desires, callings, strengths and adventures within you, or will you live your life for yourself and have a boring epitaph like our good buddy A.M. Rosenthal?