The Stories We Believe
The hero in A Bug’s Life is an accident-prone inventor ant named Flik. He just wants to be part of the colony, but his differences cause some big problems. The colony’s perspective is to let Flik leave so that the ants can function without him. They feel that they are better off without him.
Flik’s story or script is that he is a screw up and doesn’t ‘fit’ in his colony.
Do you ever feel that way? Like you don’t ‘fit’?
Our stories help frame who we are. They allow us to improve in areas that we need to grow, but they can also prevent us from growth or opportunity.
While there is evidence that Flik’s differences are causing problems and making it harder for the colony to function, his differences end up helping the colony grow in the end.
The voices in your head.
What do the ‘voices in your head’ tell you about yourself? Do they affirm your worth? Or do they prevent you from real growth? These voices are a reflection of our story. They reflect what is important to us and what we believe.
What does God have to do with your story? Whether we believe it or not there is an author of creation. We fail to be whole without a growing relationship with our creator. How are you letting the Author of creation write your story? Something to think about…
Take Home - You control the script.
This is a crucial belief that we must arrive at. We are in charge of the script of our story.
Am I a person when presented with a triggering event or situation I shut down? Do I blow up?
Or do I respond in a manner that is healthy in the situation?
You get to decide. Let’s unpack this.