Working at Directing Our Lives
December 13, 2007
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After watching a movie on DVD Diann and I like to look at the “extra” material usually included on the DVD. Often, there are behind the scenes material where you see just how much work went into making the movie.
Sometimes they’ve had to film in very bad weather. Other times they’ve filmed in countries where conditions have been far from ideal. Much money and effort goes into the making of most of the movies we just sit back in our living room and enjoy.
Diann and I have often commented about the fact that so much work goes into making something that is often nothing more than pure entertainment. We’ve asked ourselves whether those of us who are people of faith put that much work and sacrifice into doing that which we feel we are doing for the Lord. Sometimes the secular world can put to shame those of us who seek to live lives from a sacred basis.
“Only one life, it will soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.”
“Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
In many ways we have been called to direct our lives, unfolding the story in a way that’s pleasing to God. Are we putting forth the effort? After all, ultimately, we’re playing to an audience of One!