If there is one thing the Lord has taught me over the course of these auditions though, both as an actor, and as an artist in general, is that we cannot hold onto anything too tightly. No matter what the role, or job, or client, or whatever, we must surrender our will and desires to the fact that it’s out of our control, to the fact that the Lord has a masterful plan that he will enact.
This does not mean that we don’t still want to job very badly and are very passionate about pursuing. Passion is beautiful, passion is from the Lord, but the passion must be in the pursuit. For the artist, it is the pursuit of art itself that keeps us going, rather then the pursuit of success. Success will sidetrack us and run us down. When we hold onto success as a desired outcome and we are disappointed, we will be crushed, our spirit utterly destroyed, and we will be left with no strength to go on.
But if we can loose our grip, pursue art first, and trust that our loving God has a plan for our good. We will find not only the stamina to persevere through disappointment, but the joy of the pursuit continued.