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the story of: there's a design

I am someone who believes that God has a plan and a purpose for His people. I believe that there are reasons why our lives follow certain paths, why we meet certain people, and why things happen they way they do. I believe that God writes our stories. I believe that there is a design.

Sufjan Stevens wrote an amazing song for his friend Vito Aiuto, and every time I listen, I'm reminded that God knows us and has plans for us. It's up to us to live those plans. I don't believe that we need to get hung up on little things, but seeking to follow God is undoubtedly a good way to be living in His plan. Living in the fullness of His love, grace, and mercy is a good way to be living in His plan.

When thinking about your story, I invite you to listen to this song, and then tell me...What are some ways that you are purposefully living out your plan, your story?

PS: I know that this post contains views that not all agree with. Not even all Christians agree with all of this! I'm fine with that, but I'm also very fine with sharing what I believe.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. I think it's so inspiring to get affirmation from other Christians about how to live Godly lives.

  2. Oh, I love Sufjan Stevens. All of his songs are magical.

  3. Yes, thank you for boldly sharing your faith!

  4. I can't listen to the song just yet- quiet time here.
    But I had to comment before I forgot. We were just talking about this today at church. A God of order leaving anything to chance? I just don't believe it. I think we are all here for a purpose and come in and out of each others' lives for many reasons- many of which we think we know, most of which we don't. I agree- as we seek Him, we become more active in His hands.

  5. Yes, yes, yes. I keep telling myself "I don't need to KNOW the plan to know there IS a plan." Thanks for sharing so boldly.


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