We have a clipboard in our hands
We are now the official director of the play
Yet, God was supposed to be the director
We shove Him off the stage
We grab the clipboard and pen out of His hand
We start scrawling furiously, marking out His plans
We take our place on the stage and start casting roles
We say, "You need to go there
And you need to go here
I’d like you to play the part of Juliet
I’d like you to play the part of Romeo
You need to play this character or that"
We cast the whole play
The time for the performance of the play comes
It is disastrous
No one knows where they are supposed to go
Everyone forgets their lines
We get mad and ask God, "Why didn’t you bless us?"
Why didn’t you let us have a good play performance?"
His answer, “Because you took me out of the show.”
Suddenly we realize how foolish it was for us to take the role of the director in our lives
We had selfishly cast the characters on our own
Sometimes God switches the roles of characters
Yet, it is all planned perfectly and in His will when He directs it
Sometimes God moves characters to a different scene because He knows it will make the play better
Yet, His casting is perfect
Why don’t we step aside and let Him direct?
-Written by Stacie (2010)