Stick To The Story

I’m left questioning all the other characters

Hosea 9:1-17

Reference: ““When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree. But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they loved.” ‭‭Hosea‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: One thing I struggle with, when it comes to a TV series, is when the writers change someone’s character.

In one series I saw, a character was so lovely and caring at the beginning but by the end we discovered he was a murderer! It throws me off and I’m left questioning all the other characters as well.

Sure, you could say I get too invested in shows! But I like to know what to expect from my characters so I can foresee the evolution of the storyline.

Application: Our own characters are also not set in stone. We, however, don’t have a writer determining our future, it’s up to us.

If our past has been filled with poor choices, it doesn’t mean we have to make the same decisions in the future. On the flip side, if our past has been dedicated to doing good we are still susceptible to changing our ways.

Every day is a choice. Are we going to use our lives to bring a positive change or are we on a path that only leads to destruction?

Prayer: Lord, You are the one thing that never changes. Thank You for Your consistent love and grace. Amen.

Does your life need to change?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.