When I think of a Blockbuster Movie, I think of a highly anticipated movie that smashes world financial and viewing records and finally sweeps awards at the Oscars.
I usually think of the process that leads to the release of such movies. The directing, search for ideal actors/actresses, the right plot, right location and the perfect ending – sad, happy, exciting or a call to wait for Part Two.
A look at the behind the scenes footage tells a much bigger story than the movie itself. It is where all the engineering, the re-writes, the U-turns, and the challenges go on. Ultimately, it takes a great Director to release a great movie that smashes world records.
I think about one of my favorite movies – The Avengers, somehow different clips of the movie manages to leak out ahead of the final release. Each clip speculates and creates expectation about what was, is, could have been or will be. With all the speculations, in the end, we only get to see the final cut. But one person sees it all – ‘The Director’ who decide what parts he/she wants us to see. In fact, most times, even the actors don’t always know the full story. They get to act a scene and don’t know if that scene will make the final release or if it will come out in phase one, two or three… but the Director always knows!
I suspect that A-List actors retain their A-List status by carefully selecting roles in movies directed by someone with the right history and reputation.
As I ponder some more, I can see how similar our lives could be to a movie production process. We do not get to choose our movie script, our plot or how it plays out but we can choose our ‘Director’. People watch our lives just like a movie but scarcely know the ‘Behind the scenes’ process. But based on how our lives play out, you maybe able to tell Who is directing the movie.
When we choose the right Director, our own life movie gets to smash records and win the ultimate movie award. Interestingly, there will be a red carpet or should I say ‘Gold’ carpet for the A-Listers who will shine in their robes of white.
As an actor, won’t you want to work with a Director that is guaranteed to get you an Oscar win? In this life, only one Director can guarantee this. As you go through 2021, with all the uncertainties that lie ahead, the action, the thrills, the suspense, the comedy and the ending, I hope that you will choose the Director who knows it all. He knows the different times and seasons, what they come with and what lies ahead. He knows the best location for each plot and the supporting actors for your role. He knows what parts of the movie to hide and what parts to release to the world. He has never directed a movie with a bad ending. With Him, the ‘Endgame’ is always a Win.. Always!
God is always calling out for actors to join Him, to love on Him and do as He so lovingly directs. As you heed His call to yield your life completely to Him, you can hold fast to His words that say;
“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you”. (Psalms 32:8 NLT)
“For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).
That’s a guaranteed win.
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Have a greater 2021 doing great things!