“And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play” ~Zechariah 8:5
During our course, Brene quoted Dr. Stuart Brown who said that play “brings back excitement and newness to our jobs…helps us deal with difficulties, provides a sense of expansiveness, promotes mastery of our craft, and is an essential part of the creative process” (100). This brought to mind how as a kid I would play in my backyard without a care in the world and with the knowledge that my parents would provide.
I realized that somehow I had forgotten my childhood mindset–especially in a year without industry work where I was constantly striving yet still feeling “stuck”. Was I
so concerned about working “to get the work” that I wasn’t making time for fun anymore? As a result of this e-course, I started to carve out time for play at least once a week. Before I knew it, I had a new attitude and a freshness leaking into all my work. I trusted! God honored that trust and with this new spirit I actually booked my first CoStar role on Raising Hope! God knew what He was doing when
He created play, it wasn’t a waste.
Where in your life are your striving without results?
In what ways can you incorporate play into your life this week?
Devotional Contributor: Christin Jezak http://www.p2ptheatre.com/