When I was a little girl every year my mom sang in a local Ohio Production called Vaud-Villities. It was a “themed” show that utilized amateur dancers and singers but their final production was extremely professional. I loved it and yes, I was a VV groupie. I would hangout in the warehouse, paint risers, work on costumes, create sets for the show, study all the dancers learning their routines, and sometimes play hide and seek with other kids (groupies) in the warehouse. As well, I attended all the vocal rehearsals, and of course I could sing every part. (Some parts sounded better than others.) All of this hard work and effort was to bring it all together for “Show Week.” In fact, there were moments when I couldn’t wait till we would get to Vets Memorial for the on-stage dress rehearsals and there were also moments when people weren’t ready, and I couldn’t see it all coming together as they had planned.
You see, even though I knew every step, could mimic every dance move, knew what the sets looked like ahead of time, knew every part and more importantly every word to each song… I still had anticipation to see the final product all come together. Patience wasn’t my best quality. And I wonder how much anticipation would I have had if on day one – first rehearsal I got to see everything. I have to admit, it meant more to me to watch a dance rehearsal where they struggled to get a move… but then by show week – they were in perfect step… I appreciated their hard work and effort more than those seeing it for the very first time.
I have learned over the years that God shares with us pieces of our big picture. His plan for our lives. YES He has a plan. I appreciate that He provides not only pieces of the vision for my life but also the path, the necessary components to stay on path and correction when necessary to get me back on path. It’s His desire that I fulfill my purpose. It’s why I was created.
Everyone was created for a purpose and God will do everything to see you through. In Philippians 1:6 (NIV) it says, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Don’t be discouraged if it seems like things aren’t coming together or the pieces don’t always make “natural” sense. Remain patient and trust in Him, He is faithful! I can only imagine that just like when I watched those dancers fumble around and struggle to get the moves right… that God must just sit back sometimes and watch us as we continue to try. All the while never giving up on us and always offering words of encouragement to keep us on HIS path. And then how much more does He appreciate it when……
…………….we finally make it to our “show week.”
Butch Conrad says
Those were some fun times, and listening to your mom sing especially while she practiced at home, well it was awesome, I am sure she sings with the Angels everyday. Love and Peace and God Bless
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