I like TV.
I especially enjoy a great drama. However I do regularly indulge in The Bachelor, Survivor and of course HGTV and I are great friends.
Has a television show ever impacted you? I can’t say often one does but this week one did.
This is Us is a new drama that I watch. Oh my word……so many emotions. It makes me laugh out loud and cry, a lot. But this week it made me think.
Kevin is one of the main characters. He was a television star and has recently been preparing for a roll in a play.
The play was opening and on opening night, his brother Randall had an emotional breakdown and instead of Kevin staying for the opening night of the play, he went to Randall’s side. He missed the night when critics came to the play.
As he prepared for the second night opening, he begged The NY Times critic to please come again to see his performance.
The night of the play came.
The critic was not there.
But Kevin’s family was there and his new/secret girlfriend/ex-wife stood in the back. They all beemed with pride. Kevin was disappointed that the critic was not there but decided that no matter what, he was supported by the people that loved him the most in the world.
That night Kevin receives a phone call in the middle of the night. Ron Howard has been at his play and wanted to send him a script for his upcoming movie. Wow.
I say all this to say. Who is your audience?
Who are you expecting to be watching you and who really is?
When I care for my family, I do it because I love them, not for recognition.
When I am honored enough to be on the worship team at church, I’m grateful for the talents I have been given and am happiest leading others as the sing about Jesus.
When I post things about our big old house renovation, I want others to be brave enough to know that they can do anything they set their minds to.
I want at the end of my life to not be wondering who my audience was but to be greeted at the gates of heaven and to be told “well done, good and faithful servant, well done.”