Please forgive me. This post is mostly a personal note to myself as I work to keep myself afloat and facing the right direction, towards Zion. I’ve experienced a great deal of stress as of late related to my personal finances. To be sure, this is not a lucrative venture. In fact, I’m skipping along the bottom of the barrel. These are tight times. But in all honesty, I’ve never had an abundance of income, and it would probably surprise most people that with the burden of feeding a family of five children, we get along quite well living below the national poverty level.
So what does this have to do with producing movies in Zion? Nothing. Except that in order to become a filmmaker for Zion and for the Lord, filmmakers have to have their eyes set on Zion, and not the financial compensation that comes from engagement in the process. So should we be paid for our work in filmmaking? Yes, I think. Honestly, I’m not so sure how the Lord would have this work to be accomplished, whether paid or volunteer, and while I have good friends are blessed to be paid for their work, that privilege has never been mine.
This I know, that with my mind and sights set on Zion and the rise of the pure in heart –a people who will be prepared to meet the Lord Jesus Christ when he returns– all of my work as a media producer is made to be effective. Without that perspective, stress comes in and progress becomes difficult and burdensome. The entirety of my career thus far has been one step in front of the other, facing Zion, not exactly sure where or how to proceed next. But thus far, the ship has not sunk. I trust that as this particular ship continues to sail towards Zion, so my Captain will yet prove to be a Faithful Captain, and hopefully at some point, the seas will not appear to be so ominous.