With modern technology, little is left to the imagination. We know the gender of our baby long before it is born, but some parents choose to have “The Big Reveal” party where friends or family members get to announce the big news.
In “Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting”, Robert McKee talks about the use of “backstory” where the writer creates a critical turning point by revealing previous significant events in the characters’ lives. McKee says that "revelations" have even more impact in turning a story than “action scenes” and are reserved for major turning points in the narrative.
In the past month, I’ve had interesting conversations with friends and even a stranger that I met on a golf course last weekend. In each case they had shared that they felt a nudge that their life was going to change and they were waiting for clear direction from God.
My observation in all cases was the same from Psalm 27:14, “Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD (NIV)”.
I added that it is important not to chase after answers, but instead to let them come to you when God feels the time is right to reveal them. God already knows the answers but sometimes we are unwilling or unable to receive the correct message. It is only when we have completely given up our will that we are an open vessel for God to “reveal” the big news in our life.
Is there something that you’ve been praying about, perhaps a desire or a direction in your life?
Wait patiently. God will unfold the plan when the time is right.
Blessings, my friend,