Do you feel you are a backstage person. Rarely seen…….. quietly going about your journey of life. Loving God, reading His Word and passionately praying?  

            REJOICE.      In theatre and on this STAGE of LIFE it is these backstage tenacious believers who if listening to the Voice of their Saviour will have their moments when HE alone asks them to step forward.   Perhaps it will be with a kind word, a hug, a gentle caring word.

              Others may be called of God to live their lives in the SPOTLIGHT.    Some passionately desire to live there.   If called as Pastors, Leaders, Teachers God Himself will Sustain and undergird their time prominent on Life’s Stage,

               John the Baptist came out of obscurity to burst upon the stage of human life.   He lived and died but his prominent message was God Ordained and planned.  REPENT!    “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”

                   Then as quickly as he came, he was gone.

                     Christ the Saviour Himself had a few short years Centre Stage but because He was and IS ETERNAL the message was graphic and changed the world.  Miracles that illustrated LOVE, Mercy, Peace and Grace, proved Divinity by a supreme act of sacrificial LOVE as the Lamb and rising from death as proof of Divinity but proclaiming the promised coming of God the Holy Spirit  so all who accepted and believed could have this internal Guide to obey Christ’s final message …….Pick up your cross and “Follow Me”. 

                  Backstage is where God continues to refine, sanctify and encourage His Children.

           Unless He directs a life to take up a centre stage position for a time or a season, all the richness of this Christ- life is lived backstage.


Love and Blessings in this day.      

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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  1. pastorpete51 says:

    What wonderful advice. Kind of reminds me of the Toby Mac song “Steal My Show”. We are all backstage to Jesus, and it is our job to let Him have center stage!


  2. Sue Newell says:

    Thanks for posting. This was such an encouragement to me today. God is helping me to realize my gifts as an introvert.


  3. Dawn Marie says:

    I shine in the background and prefer to remain there. Whenever He calls me forward to center-stage I graciously go, trusting in His care and protection. (But oh, are my palms sweating!) 🤣 Hugs to you for celebrating those of us who prefer to stay in the shadow cheering others on instead. 💕💕


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