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Monday Mantra: Fairytale Edition

“Every person’s life is a fairytale written by God’s fingers.”

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

As I was scrolling through a few inspirational Bible verses on Pinterest to add to my new bullet journal, I encountered this lovely little quote I’d saved who-knows-how-long ago.

Many of you, like me, have an undying love for all things Disney, fairytale, or even just plain fiction/fantasy. Many of you, as fellow bloggers and writers, have a deep-rooted adoration for a really good story–me too! (I’m the kid who always asked for a Barnes N Noble gift card at Christmas, and would get more excited about a new book than all my new clothes put together lol.)

And what are a few key truths we know about a good story?

  1. There’s a relatable main character: This is you! You get your very own, hand-written and lovingly created story. That makes you pretty darn special πŸ™‚
  2. The plot twist is unexpected, unpredictable, and seemingly unfair: We’re outraged for our beloved main character! We think “How could this happen?? How could he/she do that?!”, just like in real life when things don’t pan out the way we think they should. God’s still painting, still writing, we’re just impatient (lemme raise both hands for a sec) and think that God doesn’t know or miscalculated.
  3. There’s a villain: (I actually have a bit of an obsession with Disney villains, call me strange, but I have “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, “Be Prepared”, and “Mother Knows Best Reprise” memorized to the l.e.t.t.e.r.) Regardless of how we feel about him, the villain always comes into play. It could be a harsh boss, a rude coworker, or even a vengeful family member. In the grand story God is writing, the villain of all villains is the Devil, who prances around as everything we could ever want but is truly everything that hurts us. Good news is that the villain never wins in a true fairytale, and God’s already won the battle against Satan!
  4. The protagonist learns and grows: Lecture time. We’ve come to class, pencil in hand, whether we really wanted to get up at the crack of dawn to be here or not. That miscalculation we thought God made earlier? As it turns out, it was the best thing for us and we are better people because of it.
  5. Happily ever after: Have you ever skipped to the end of a book, completely ignoring all those screaming voices in your head saying Don’t you do it!!, and read the ending? Didn’t it just ruin the book for you? For me, the book loses all appeal and I no longer want to read it, now that I’ve read the best part first. Similarly, life wouldn’t be the messy, confusing, beautiful journey it is without its plot twists, maniacal villains, or time.

Wait on your happily ever after. It’s coming. God’s got you in the palm of his hand and he’s not letting you go–even when you walk away to fume about the story-writing process (ahem, I’ma just own up to my little fit last week). Like me, you probably want to know the happily ever after ending ahead of time. But maybe this week, you can consider that the chapters are all a part of the happiness.

You are beautiful and you are loved ❀︎

 

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21 thoughts on “Monday Mantra: Fairytale Edition

  1. “Wait on your happily ever after. It’s coming. God’s got you in the palm of his hand and he’s not letting you go.” Amen, Jordan!!! ❀ Thank you for sharing this lovely bit of new week inspiration – I appreciated and needed it. πŸ™‚ Praying you have a beautiful, fantastic week ahead! May God be with you always xxx

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    1. You are so very welcome Maggie, and I’m glad to hear it rung out with you! I’m always grateful when the inspirational words I myself need to hear also impact you guys, it’s a blessing to me on every level πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to talk with you about the resolution and peace God has given me concerning everything with my internship, God bless you sweet girl!! ❀︎

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      1. ❀ Yes!!! I have the same thing – when my words bless someone else, that in turn blesses me. πŸ™‚ I'll be over to respond to your email very shortly. Thank you ❀ God bless you, too!

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  2. I enjoyed reading this post so much! ❀ Who doesn't want that fairytale ending? And that quote was fantastic. πŸ™‚

    I love fairy tales and fantasy – and books. I was also that kid who enjoyed getting books more than clothes. πŸ˜…

    May I reblog this?

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed it!! 😊 Exactly, I know I sure do and thought others would relate πŸ’• I wish I knew exactly where I found, but all I know is that it was on Pinterest lol.

      Kindred spirits haha! I still get more excited about books, who am I kidding? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

      Of course! Thank you for asking and I’m honored that you’d like to πŸ™‚

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  3. Sometimes reading the endings lol but mostly when I don’t like the style of the book but have to finish it anyway…so I just wanna know if the ending is cool or no πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Love the post πŸ’“β˜•οΈπŸ˜Ž

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