Friday, February 7th, 2014
Your Resume (Part 2)
In The Eyes Of God
The Eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)
And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.
Revelation 20:12 (NKJV)
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:30 (NKJV)
God sees every detail of our lives: every step and accomplishment, but His value system is entirely different than the values of the world. 'Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God' (James 4:4).
In the Eyes of God, a good resume is built on acts of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Your biggest credits will be in supporting roles--as seen by the lifting up of others.
Highlights of your heavenly resume won't be how big you grew, but how small you became; not by your friends on Facebook, but your face in the Good Book; not by the quantity of your airtime, but the quality of your prayer time; not by the people who follow you, but how well you follow Him.
Not by how much money you make, or even how much you give, but by the measure of your heart--as in the fullness of it for Him.
Your best headshot will be a glimpse of Christ: the warmth of your smile, the sparkle in your eyes, the uniqueness of a life that invites a closer look. When you're in Character, casting directors can't help but be intrigued. Because you carry the Light of Christ.
Actors, models and talent for Christ, remember the true Director of the greatest show on earth. It's not the kings of Hollywood--nor 'The prince of the power of the air' (Ephesians 2:2). They are simply the means to an end. For you, this end is the furtherance of your witness for Christ.
For too many others, it's the furtherance of their distance from Him. That's the reason you've been called into this twisted field--to set the record straight for those who are seeking the truth.
The real Director, the one you most need to impress, is the King of kings. So, keep one eye on your talent resume, but more importantly--One heart in Jesus. Because He's writing the real resume of your life at this very moment.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Your Resume series.