Saturday, November 1, 2014

Now what and what was the point?

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
   And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
   And He shall direct your paths.

I know upon first glance the title of this post might seem a bit cynical, but that is not my heart behind those two questions at all. In all actuality those are the two questions that my hear is sincerely pondering for the moment. As a little kid growing up my mom made sure that my sister and I knew those two verses, and the older I've become the more they mean to me. I'm the type of guy that has a lot of goals and dreams, but they mean nothing if they're not directed by God. And that brings us to the two questions, now what and what was the point?

Just about a week ago now I completed the Masters of Entertainment Business program at +Full Sail University. Truth be told I truly enjoyed the year that this program took, and it really did fly by. Throughout the course of this program I was constantly thinking about what am I going to be using all of this for, and that's what led to the now what question. Now I know most people consider getting a masters quite the achievement, and, don't get me wrong, it definitely is, but for me, and where the now what comes in, I find myself asking, "ok now that this is done what are we going to use it for?" And that's where I'm currently at with this. What am I going to use this for? Perhaps the better question should be is, how is God going to use this? That leads me to the, what was the point question?

When I say what was the point, I guess what I'm truly asking is ok now that I've finished this what was the point in me doing this program? Did I do it just to stay where I am, and to continue doing what I'm doing? Is now the time to make that leap, and go for what can seem scary at times? In other words, God what's the next step? That's where those two verses come in. Trust the Lord. Acknowledge Him. Don't rely on your own understanding. And He will direct your paths.

Throughout this last week I was listening to the YXist messages from +Andre Butler. They're all amazing messages, and I encourage you to check them out. It was this one in particular that spoke to me in where I'm currently at, YXist Part 1. One of the key things that he said in this message is that most of the time we only get a piece of the plan at a time. That God likes to take us step-by-step. We might be able to see a glimpse of the overall vision, but He may not necessarily tell us each individual step to take all at once. So it's with that I begin the next step. Now what you may ask? Well we get to work on the next project, and I'm so excited for this one. What was the point you say? Well for one to have me better prepared for where I'm going! I can see the overall vision, but as for how to get there, I guess I'll start with taking step one!