Many of us like to watch movies. As soon as the latest one comes out, we are at the movie theatre or in front of the TV to watch it and give our reviews. Recently in my time of devotion, God showed me something about our lives. As I was praying and asking about things happening in my life, God told me to look up the role of a Director. So I went and looked it up and the description I found was very profound. Directors are the creative leads of the film. They are the ones that hold the creative vision and they guide the film throughout the whole process; from pre-production to the final edit. The director also instructs other members of the crew. They tell lighting, wardrobe, make-up and etc. where to be and when. Just look at the description. Doesn’t it already give you the feel of how God wants to be in our lives?
God showed me how He wants to be the director of my life. He had the vision for me and He is my creative lead from pre-production until my final edit. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations” (NLT). God was talking to Jeremiah in this text telling him how He knew who and what Jeremiah was to be from before Jeremiah even got on this earth. God knew each of us from pre-production. We are His well-thought-out creation.
Next, God showed me how He, as the director, is and has been instructing people in and out of my life to help the film of my life be the beautiful production He had the creative vision for it to be. So every person we meet, every location we go, every position we find ourselves in (as we operate in obedience) is a well-thought-out scene in our life movie. Notice I put as we operate in obedience in parenthesis. That is an important part of the movie being the beautiful creation God intended it to be. When you go to the set as an actor, you don’t go there and tell the Director what you are doing in his/her film. You go to them and ask what they envisioned that scene to look like.
It is in the same way that we must seek God for His vision for every scene in our lives. He wants to instruct us on how He imagined the scene to look and feel; what He wants the outcome to be. God is a relational god. He has always intended for us to talk with him about everything we do. Our life works best when we get up and ask Him daily about what the next scene (day) is supposed to look like. Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water” (NKJV). Some versions say, “earnestly will I seek you.” The point is that we are to make a conscious effort to seek the Lord before we do anything. Check in with Him about His thoughts on the things we plan before we plan them. This way we make sure the movie goes just as planned without scene edits because we chose to do something our way without checking with the Director. So my question to you today is, who is your Director? Are you allowing the one who created you and knew you before you were formed, in on your life’s plans? As every actor will tell you, the filming goes much better when you follow the Director; when you check in with the Director to find out their creative vision for each scene. I encourage you to give God the position He deserves in your life’s movie. It will always go better when He leads.
Until next time, Be Blessed!