Tonight I told the Youth Group that I am leaving to go to LA. I’m not going to lie it was pretty hard. I would have chickened out if it weren’t for an amazing homily by the Deacon about how important it is to do God’s Will and don’t look back. (See bottom of the page for Luke 9:51-62) It was kinda like a slap in the face, like Jesus looking down and being like “Stop screwing around! You are wasting time with what you have been given, just GO. Do what I have called you to do and stop wasting it. Don’t kill your dreams this early in you life, live your adventure. I made you who you are.” That meant everything to me. God being willing to speak to me and get me going. Plus, the community has been so supportive so far, and the fact that I got the ball rolling on this is so helpful. I just ask God to help me to persevere no matter what happens, to just keep going and not ask questions. I wanted to make a leap of faith, to show Him I believe He can do anything. I have opened a spot in my life for Him to work, now I just need to make sure that the investments I make are in the right directions. I am going to start auditioning as soon as I get to CO and until then I am going to work on my monologue and audition for Holywood, and I am going to keep talking to everyone I know in film, and trying to find my way. Also, as everyone finds out that I am leaving Palmyra, I will be able to post on my facebook about seeking work in Los Angeles/Film, and hopefully someone will need someone or something and I will be able to get out there. I need a financial MIRACLE, or even just a job out there, but God wills this, I know He does and He will come through for me.
“Ask and you shall receive, Seek and You Shall find.”
Lord, I will live like I believe in you.
When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
“Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?”
Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.
As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him,
“I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
And to another he said, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
And another said, “I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”
To him Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”Luke 9:51-62