What story are we in?

Something I heard Erwin McManus say today, as he was quoting what his grandfather told him years ago: "Be careful of the story you find yourself in...because if you don't understand the story of your life, you will find yourself swept into some other story--a lesser story, a story that will define you and confine you, that will limit you and oppress you."

I want to rage against the currents that are trying to sweep me into a story I want no part of.  What story are we a part of right now?