One of the most insightful things that I’ve done in my life was to do a life planning course called Storyline.

This course encourages you to think about your life as a set of stories. Most stories have a very similar pattern, starting with an inciting event.

An inciting event was the opportunity that set Bilbo out on his journey; moved Abraham to Canaan and Moses towards a conversation with Pharaoh.

Inciting events happen to us every day, some more dramatic than others, we can choose to use them as a way of taking the initiative, or we can let them pass us by. It’s not the inciting event that produces the story, it’s our response to it.

How are you going to use your inciting events today?


There’s still time to get involved in catching the wave, it’s not too late to get started. If you want a book there’s still some available from Fulwood Free Methodist Church. There’s also an option to get the daily prayer thoughts delivered to your email via our friends at trypraying via this link. Enter your name and email address and you’ll be subscribed to the list once you’ve verified who you are by clicking on a link in the email they send you.

These 40 days of prayer are part of our Focus on 40 as we look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a community this next weekend. We don’t want to just be looking back on the 40 years that have already been, we want to be looking forward to the next generation and all that God has planned.