What an agent does for an actor, is look everyday at casting breakdowns. These breakdowns are something like a huge chart of who is casting what and what kind of actors they are looking for. These breakdowns are only accessible by agents. If they find something they think is right for you, they will submit you to audition for the role.
Fast forward months down the line. You’ve been cast in the role, you were brilliant, and now you are stand on stage accepting your Tony Award. Of course you are going to thank your agent. Without him or her doing that work to read the break down and set up that appointment for you, you literally could not have gotten that role.
I believe that, in a way, God acts as our Spiritual Agent. There are breakdowns that only, with his omnipresent eyes can see. There are meetings, appointments, work that is to be done for his Kingdom; and what He does, when we are in communication with Him, and have a good relationship with Him, is He sends us out, He calls us out to these appointments.
He did it with Moses. Moses fit God’s breakdown for the Israelite leader to set them free from slavery. Abraham fit God’s breakdown to be the father to the nations. Paul fit God’s breakdown to be an apostle. Solomon fit God’s breakdown to be the wisest man who ever lived.
Daniel fit God’s breakdown to receive favor from a king in a Godless land. Esther fit God’s breakdown for some who would gain favor with a king to gain freedom and equality for her people. David fit the breakdown for someone to slay a giant. Joseph fit the breakdown to be a dreamer. Even Jonah fit the breakdown to be a prophet to the most evil nation on earth.
Now an actor’s agent will generally only send the actor in for roles that fit his or her “type”. Meaning that if the casting director is looking for a young, tall, blonde, leading lady type, they will not send you in if you’re a short, quirky, character actress.
This is where God’s agency works a little differently. He sends us out for appointments that don’t necessarily fit our spiritual “type”. But we can take comfort in the fact that if God has called us to it, no matter how wrong we may be for the job, we will be fantastic in it because of His power and strength.
So when we stand, after the calling has been fulfilled, we must think back to the time when God called us to it, and realize that it literally could not have happened without his divine appointment that he sent us out for.
Funny enough, we give the Lord a 10% commission as well.