Chapter 2 is not for the faint of heart.
I heard someone say that old refrain, “Growing old is not for sissies” the other day; reading chapter 2 is not for sissies.
How about that part in the God Movie?
I don’t know where he got the idea and I don’t know where he got the length of time but the scenario Pastor Chan describes is sobering. Of course, the movie of life is about God and how we live our lives? We live like we are the star in the movie but that’s just not so. God is the star.
Pastor Chan said we would be an extra in the God Movie.
If we asked our friends and relatives to go to the God Movie, we would not be on screen very long, in fact the back side of our head would be all that would show.
And our part would be 2/5ths of a second long.
That is the length of our life…in the God Movie
Pastor Chan says “You need to get over yourself.”
Kinda rough isn’t he, but maybe he needs to be.
My take on this is Pastor Chan is challenging us to be big enough to accept how small we are.
We all have to deal with what life throws our way and it is how we “deal” that matters. If life is pretty good right now, count your blessings that God has given you and truly be thankful. Show your thankfulness by being devoted to your Lord and Savior. He is the source and not you, yourself.
How much we want to take credit. But don’t take it and be a witness for God. People will notice you singing His praises.
If life is tough right now and you are in a struggle, God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show how a true believer copes. Your peace in the face of hardship speaks volumes to others. Believe me, some people will wonder what drug you are taking. You can tell them the drug is God.
It is hard to admit that we are on this earth for such a short time, then we will die and our friends and family will die and we will fade from memory. Eventually our photo may wind up in an antique shop as an antique photo for a dollar.
Unknown person in an odd pose wearing old clothing.
I am saddened by this as you may be, but it is true. It is harsh truth, sobering truth.
What are we to do?
Pastor Chan says live our lives for the highest purpose we can, which is praising God. He quotes 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” He writes, “whether eating a sandwich on a lunch break, drinking coffee at 12:04 a.m. so you can stay awake to study, or watching your four-month-old take a nap. The point of your life is to point to Him.”
Always remember the movie of life is the God Movie and He is the star.
We are not.
It is our blessing to be offered a part, even a 2/5ths of a second part.
The big question we all must answer is can I be big enough to accept my part and play it well?
Can I be big enough to accept how small I am?