When working on my movie script, I discovered a huge aha for myself in my relationship with God. I had heard of the concept before about making someone your savior. Whether it is a mentor, partner or pastor, being a savior would be a lot of pressure. When you go through a breakup, if you are like me in the past, I had thought I could not live without that person. Heartbreak is one thing, but often I made the other person my Lord and Savior. I really didn’t understand the idea. It hurt; it crushed me, but I was putting that person in control of my life. Vice versa, I cannot be the Lord and Savior to someone else.
When working on my movie script about my story, I realized I had a habit of doing this. In fact, my revelation while writing became a message in the story. If you know my story, you heard about my comedy mentor, Vinnie. Without him I could have never gotten my career off the ground. When we had a falling out, and he was no longer part of my journey, I thought that there was no way I could “make it” without him. It just was not possible in my mind.
Then my comedy mentor, Dave Fitzgerald came back into my life and became a critical part of the next leg of my journey. I also became a part of his next leg as well, as I brought him into the world of speaking. When he passed away, I thought, what can I possibly do now? How can I continue without Dave?
It took a while; but then Mark Brown, my coach, entered my journey and took me to yet another level. Twice I made mentors my Lord and Savior and put them on a pedestal higher than I should have. As I developed a closer relationship with God and started understanding this concept more and more, I realized God orchestrated them into my life. They were the mentors I needed at the time. I just did not give credit to Him at the time. I thought I needed my mentors, but what I really needed was to keep God first and trust he would bring me the right guides for my journey towards His plan. How about you?
(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along with my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read The Bible.)
What church do I attend? Verve Church in Las Vegas
P.S. Thank you, especially, for grace.
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