Taking our cues from God

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

It’s opening night at the theater, and the audience is waiting with eager anticipation. Wait—where is the lead? Didn’t they tell you? You, the understudy, will go on tonight. Are you ready? The curtain goes up in 10 minutes!

Sometimes life feels a lot like a stage production—complete with moments of direction we don’t anticipate. In his play As You Like It, Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, And all men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts” (Act II, scene 7).

Despite any unexpected cues, each of us has a specific role to play in life, because we are individualized expressions of God, who is divine Soul. God is right beside us. We cannot allow fear and “stage fright” to hold us back from expressing our full potential.

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