When someone mentions the word “editing,” people usually think of writing or some other word-related field like speech-writing or even film-making. Whichever the form, when we edit, we examine our words and make changes so they look better, sound better, and follow the rules.
In real life, we each have a story written before we were born by the Author of the greatest book of all times. He has a plan for our lives, but like our characters who sometimes try to tell us what we should do, we often veer from God’s plan, and He needs to do some editing. Sometimes it’s small tweaks and gentle nudges, other times it’s the wholesale chopping out of the unneeded “words” we’ve added to our stories. Often, He also introduces “plot twists” we never anticipated.
Like editing our writing, the process is not always pleasant, but the story is always much better afterwards. And when it’s the Great and Good Author who applies His touch to the stories of His children’s lives, He has guaranteed that all things work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28), so we can trust that the changes He makes will benefit us in the long run.