Theater of Our Lives
I have had to walk through the theater of my life as 2009 has come around.
In my theater I have discovered some interesting truths. It may do you some
good to take the same journey along with me.
I found the complication of overload. Cell phones which to me are nothing
but electronic cow bells, voice messages, text messages, snail mail,
forwarded email a mile long, pastor I need to have a moment of your time
after church and on and on we go. Five minutes will become two hours and no
on seems to care if your platter is full, just fix my problem and do it now!
Secondly, everyone thinks they must be first. They want to be first on the
block a pavement ahead of you on the freeway. First in attention and
response to the barrel of issues they have collected while out of church for
the past seven months. Fix it, do it now, and please remove the consequences
of my sins that I have committed with three points and a poem. Counsel away
all my troubles and please hurry up.
Thirdly, the priorities of our family, friends, guest, colleges’, strangers
and intruders must be re-evaluated and sorted differently. I have had
friends who mope and grope, complain and whine, fuss and bicker as they
travel life’s journey. If we choose to hang with them, we soon will be
like them. Thus, comes my point. We must choose where people sit in the theater of
our lives. How close we are to them and if you really want their influence
to affect our screen play of living. I have decided that some of these need
to move to the balcony of my life. Others who are really dear need to closer
to the stage. I hope you enjoy the following article about this challenge.
Maybe our love and priorities in life should be dictated by who will cry the
most at our funeral. In other words, know those who love you as you are, and
do not take advantage of you because they force themselves on to the front
row of your life?
Everyone Can't Sit in
Your Front Row
Life is a Theatre - Invite your audience carefully.
Not everyone is spiritual or emotionally healthy enough to have a front
row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that are
best loved from a distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish
when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative,
incompatible, pointless relationships, friendships, and fellowships!
Consider your current relationships.
Pay attention to who lifts and who leans? Who encourages and who
discourages? Who is on a path of growth and who is going down fast? When
you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Who always
The more you seek God and godly things, the more you seek quality; the
more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God, the more you
seek things honorable; the more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and
truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets
to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your
You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people
you are around! Ask God for wisdom and discernment and use these gifts
to choose the people who sit in the front row of your life.
Let Your Haters Be Your Motivators
(but let them do it from afar)