My youngest daughter is in an upcoming production of Aladdin presented by Christian Youth Theater. Tech week begins this week and while it will be wide open around our home, I know all the hard work Jordyn and the other cast members have put into the show will be worth it. (I'll post pictures soon).
With all the recent 'drama' and talk of theater that has been a buzz in our home the past few months, I keep reflecting on a quote I heard from Priscilla Shirer in her "He Speaks To Me" video. She said,
"On the stage of life, if you are too busy playing someone else who is going to play you?"
This hit home for me. Like many women, so many times I find myself comparing my life to others. Of course I know better but I still do it! Even when looking at blogs, I find myself wishing I had better writing skills, or wanting to be more crafty so I could post one of those cool "how to tutorials". (I could post a "how-to-burn-everything-you-cook-and-make-the-smoke-detector-go-off-every-meal tutorial". lol). Seriously, I am thankful for the recent reminder I have received. God made me "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalms 139) for His purposes. I am unique and I am His original. You, too, are fearfully and wonderfully made in a unique and special way for His plans (and He has plans for each of us!!) I pray I can keep my eyes focused on Him and obey what He has called me to do so I can glorify Him in every part of my life. I pray this for you too!
I'll close with one of my favorite quotes by John Mason:
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
**By the way, thank you all for the kind comments regarding the exam I took last week. I passed!!!! I am still in shock and I give The Lord ALL the credit as I had not taken an exam since I was in high school. I have one more portion of testing to go through in a few months. Lord willing, my goal is that at the end of this journey I will be state leveled and will be able to freelance as an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. I'll keep you posted and I appreciate your prayers. I trust The Lord will lead and direct my steps in this area of my life.