In Joshua 24: 2-13, Joshua gives us an interesting interpretation of the history of the people of Israel from Abraham until his day. It is God who is seen as directing history, not the people involved.
Look at your own life history: can you tell it as a story of God's action in your life? As you look back at your life, can you enjoy the happy times and see them as God's gift? When you see any failures or sad times, can you see how they might have helped in your growth, perhaps making you more humble or more compassionate with others?
- adapted from a meditation in ‘Pray as You Go’