Telling a great story with your life is not easy. It's often exhausting, terribly so—and yet a growing number of evangelical writers passionately encourage us to "tell a great story with your life" or "stop trying to increase your influence and start living a great story!"
Don't get me wrong, I love great stories, and I'm all for living within one. But Scripture never commands us, "Tell a great story with your life." It never exhorts us, "Start living a great story!" Rather, Scripture tells us we are already living within the epic Story, and we play no small role within it.