I have no idea where the Lord is leading us. None.
And I’m okay with that.
I used to invest a lot of time and energy trying to figure out what the Lord had in mind when he tasked us in creating Sonlight Pictures a few years ago. But, since then he’s wore me down to the point where now I don’t mind letting him steer our path while I sit blindfolded in the back seat.
As the passenger in this analogy, I used to gaze out the window at the journey the Lord has us on and would try to figure out what was coming next. It’s like looking out the window and seeing a lot of sand and assuming your going to the beach only to find out God is taking you to a desert. Or you see the mountain tops and think you’re going to go hiking, only to find out your spending your time in the valley.
So, I don’t “look” out of the window anymore. I sit back, close my eyes, do what is asked of me and trust God’s GPS. I’m no longer a back seat driver.
For example, it doesn’t make sense to me why the Lord has us writing a series of novels based on a TV series we haven’t shot. I could make a few guesses, but I’ve learned that’s just a waste of time. Two years ago he had me write a movie trilogy. The next year he had me write a TV series based on the characters of the movie trilogy scripts. And this year he has me writing a series of novels based on the TV series and more.
No one would go about this that way. No one. Well, except God, apparently.
A year ago, we were ready to jump into pre-production for a romantic comedy feature film and just needed a few final pieces of the puzzle to move forward. We’re still waiting for those final pieces.
And that’s okay.
During my faith journey, I figure it’s my job to work as hard as I can, doing what I believe the Lord wants me to do, and God’s job is to figure out what to do with it all.
One of my favorite scenes in Facing the Giants is when the pastor is telling the coach the story about a farmer preparing his field during the dry season in preparation for the rain that he believes is coming. And that’s what we’re doing at the moment. Preparing for rain. And, boy, are we prepared.
We now have a Christian action feature script complete, a Christian feature vampire script complete, a young-adult trilogy and two seasons of a TV series written, another broad comedy in development, a suspenseful short script complete and, of course, a book series that is being written.
How is all of this going to come together in the end when it finally begins to “rain?” I have no idea.
I’m blindfolded and happy and enjoying the ride. Where we go from here is up to God.
I can’t wait to see what happens when we’ve reached our destination.