The Left-Handed Typist: Embracing Our Story

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Embracing Our Story

God writes the best stories if we choose to accept His path. That's what this post boils down to. I hope as this crazy year draws to a close that you value your role more than ever.

During 2020, I went from knowing that God was worthy of my trust to experiencing that again. 

I got a great job (during a pandemic).
I got diagnosed with epilepsy (and wasn't panicky about it).
I had a ton of car repairs (but funds and helpful relatives).
I cried a lot (and learned that's okay).
I got a boyfriend (after some emotional turmoil).
I joined a new church (and watched it mostly online).
I re-engaged a new project on a whim (and am self-publishing it in 2021). 
I tried a lot of new things (and won't revisit half of them).

In short, this year was hard, but I spent each moment more determined than ever to live. I know it was hard for all of us. But at the end of the day, 2020 doesn't go down as a bad year in my book. I know who writes my story, and after seeing this chapter, I'm more confident now than ever that God is the best Storyteller. Not just for me, but for all of us.

It's part of me being made in His image that I got the storytelling gene, and I may never get over how cool that is. But let me tell you, His story for you is better than any you could ever write for yourself. Whether that feels like a reality or a dream, I pray you can embrace that truth as we step into yet another chapter of His story.

I kid you not when I say that this online community God blessed me with is a huge part of what kept me sane during 2020. Welcome to 2021, my dear friends. 


What's something you're thankful for from 2020? Any word for the year or resolution for 2021?


  1. Sometimes the most difficult seasons of life are truly the best because we can look back on that season and see God's grace and faithfulness in everything, even in the tears.

  2. Oh, girl, I love this <33 so good and so encouraging! And I'm so happy for you <33

  3. So happy that you had some good things happen for you in 2020. I am thankful for hearing from a friend that I hadn't heard from in a few years and for all my family,friends and neighbors.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy,Healthy Mew Year.


  4. Glad to hear from you. Happy that you had a pretty good year. I am thankful for my friend's husband and my cousin being cancer free. Wishing you and Yours a Blessed, Healthy and Happy New Year.

  5. "I know who writes my story, and after seeing this chapter, I'm more confident now than ever that God is the best Storyteller. Not just for me, but for all of us." AMEN. I couldn't agree more! :D

    For me it was really easy to slip into the mindset of "Well 2020 was just awful all around", but when I actually think back over the whole year, there was SO MUCH GOOD and I realized that 2020 really wasn't so horrible after all. So I'm thankful for the little moments that really made 2020 great!

    Also, I can't remember if I've commented here before, so if I haven't, lovely to meet you! I can't wait to read more :)

    ~ Miss Woodhouse

  6. I'm so glad you shared this, Abi! Can't wait to see where God takes us in 2021 as storytellers and especially as His own. *hugs*


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