George Macdonald wrote, “What does God do when he wants to give us a drama? Does he rent a theatre, hire a director, and write the script? No, he makes a Shakespeare.”
What did God have in mind when he made you? Too often, we are looking for a script of what to do with our lives and our careers, when He just wants us to be who we are. We like all of the lines written out. “Walk three steps to stage left. Nod to the king. Exit stage right.” Instead, God gave us an internal script: our gifts, skills, talents, desires, and passions. Reading and following these is crucial to finding and fulfilling our God-given place in the universe. We need more Christian Shakespeares who would pursue their giftedness as if it were a divine mission.
In Ephesians 2:10 Paul wrote, “We are his craftsmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works that we should walk in them.” One of the tragedies of modernity is that we have lost a sense of our own craft. We were crafted and we were made for a craft. What is your craft? When you look at a real piece of craftsmanship, there is no question about what it is.