Waiting in the Wings

I enjoy plays, especially musicals. I love how the actors use their talents to bring the performance to life.  Adherence to stage direction is vital, because if the timing is off and an actor comes in before his cue, then the whole performance can end in disaster. The same is for the backstage crew. If they don’t cue the lights or the music or the sound effects at the right time, they could make even a Broadway production look amateurish.

Our writing is like a theatrical production. We each play a unique part that God has specifically designed for us. Some of us will be a supporting cast member or maybe an understudy. Some will work behind the scenes, prepping others for a greater work. Some will be able to step out on stage and stand in the spotlight, even if only for a brief moment.

As writers we are waiting in the wings. We are waiting for God, the most perfect stage manager and director we’ll ever have, to tell us when it’s our time to shine. Sometimes we try to rush out on stage beforehand because of  impatience. But if we want to be the best we can possibly be, then we need to follow His lead, trust His cues, and submit to His direction.

So don’t be discouraged while you’re waiting in the wings. The final outcome will be the best event you could ever imagine.

One Response

  1. Catherine, true. And, you learn a lot while you’re in the wings!


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