If you’ve ever flown, you know the feelings of frustration and expectation you have as you circle the airport while waiting to land. Those feelings only grow if your landing is delayed and you must spend the next hour hovering over your eventual destination.
I feel like that. Creatively.
I’m circling the airport, except, in this case, I have no idea where I’m supposed to land.
I don’t mind surprises, so if the Lord wants to throw me a curve on occasion, I’m game. But, I’m feeling more like I’m ready to land, but the other people required are not.
My brother Paul warned me about this many years ago. He once said “if you’re open to God’s will, then you’re ready immediately. If the Lord has to maneuver around free will, then it may take more time for the other people that are called to be involved with you to be open and ready to participate. So, don’t be surprised if you have to wait .”
So, I wait.
In the meantime, as I spot the empty landing strip below me, I try to fill my time by tweaking other projects. I think it’s important to be disciplined and to keep your creative momentum moving forward.
To that end, I’m working on a much needed, but painfully difficult re-write of the feature Christian action flick called Martyrs. I’m working on an outline of an idea I had about a year ago, a Christmas movie called My Father’s Christmas. There’s the further development of The Adventures of Gabby Wells trilogy as well as the initial development of the horror flick called The Fallen. Plus, I should do another polish on the short suspense film called Forgiven.
As you can see, there is plenty to do. I just wish I knew if it was any of these projects the Lord had planned for us. Or if it was something completely different.
In the meantime, I’ll keep circling the airport, waiting for our eventual descent to our next spiritual destination… whatever that may be.