Making the Most of Your Life Story

Megan Feuille

by Megan Feuille

Sophia is the Greek word for Wisdom, and Propel Sophia seeks out the voices of truly wise women and asks them to share worked examples of how they express faith in daily life. Pull up a chair at Sophia’s table, won’t you? There’s plenty of space.



There is no greater motivator for a purposeful life than the reality of eternity. We are in a story–the Great Story. In this story, God is the primary reality, the author, and the main character. In this story, we, the beloved of Christ, are invited to be key players in His unfolding purpose.

The Hero’s Journey: Finding Ultimate Meaning

“Through the church, He intends now to make known His infinite and boundless wisdom to all rulers and authorities in heavenly realms. This has been His plan from the beginning, one that He has now accomplished through the Anointed One, Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:10-11)

God made us for the greatest love story of all time, and we are living it right now. The church plays an instrumental role in this great story, so it is imperative that each one of us is familiar with it.

The story in a nutshell is this: God created us from his great love and that love has remained with us from the beginning and will continue through eternity. He is always searching and bringing us home to Himself.“God our Savior and His overpowering love and kindness for humankind entered our world; He came to save us. (Titus 3:4)

Detours in our Life Story: the Challenge of Mediocrity

There are two great threats to our destinies in the story. The first is the challenge of mediocrity, which focuses on the day to day in light of this world, instead of a focus on the day to day in light of eternity. This short-sightedness lulls us to sleep, dulls us to the Story. The result is our everyday lives seem increasingly frustrating and purposeless. School drop offs, meetings, making dinner—the mundane weaves a tiresome spell.

But when we are awakened to the eternal story, the Holy Spirit allows us to see beyond the shadows of mediocrity into the irresistible light, where all our daily work is sanctified, dignified, and enduring. In God’s story, He has written you into your particular setting, at this exact time, for His great purpose. So we live each day in light of the eternal, with the last chapter of this great story ever before us. We create for Him. We celebrate birthdays, lay our tables, go to work, watch sunsets—all for Him, the perfect Author. Living within an eternal story with enduring roles turns our daily dust into eternal treasure.

Overcoming the Challenge of Pride

The second threat to our role in the great story is pride—making ourselves the main character or worse yet, thinking we are the Author. When we write ourselves as the center of the story, we subject ourselves to an intolerable yoke of self will. When it becomes our story, not His, it is sure to go awry. We saw it first in the garden, when humans chose autonomy over trusting the loving nature of the Creator. Just like our first parents, we want to be in charge so we take the lead role, pride has its way, and the world unravels. But when God is in His rightful place as the central character and wise author, our yoke becomes easy and our burdens light.

You are in the story of all stories, masterfully written by an Author who conceived the storyline perfectly from its creative beginning to its glorious end. Once the curtain falls, the play is over, and as C.S. Lewis says, “The Author will have something to say to each of us on the part that each of us has played. The playing it well is what matters infinitely.”

How were we meant to live here, in this time and place, as characters in this divine story? Our part in the story is one of being found and restored by Love, so we are to make God’s delight the goal of our lives. As we live for this singular purpose, our souls are more deeply satisfied and at rest than if all the riches and pleasures of the world were laid at our feet. We play our parts well when we are awakened to the reality of eternity beyond the day-to-day, placing God at the center of His story as it unfolds each day.



Megan Feuille is a writer, wife, and mom of four. She studies and writes on the themes of beauty, truth, goodness, and eternity. Megan calls her readers to fully embrace a life that is centered on the true Kingdom for which they were each created. You may find more of her writing at