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During my senior year in high school, I was put to the test if I was willing to sacrifice my beliefs for things of this world. My love for musicals led me to audition for Cinderella. It was a dream that I couldn’t pass up. When I did a reading with the prince, the directors couldn’t help but smile from the chemistry. Everything seemed to be falling into place. Then that all changed when the director explained how the role was meant to convey the love between Cinderella and the prince, so a staged kiss wouldn’t be an option. My entire life, I believed that God put on my heart to save my first kiss for the man I was going to marry. She understood my position, but simply asked me to think about changing my mind because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t receive the role. I left the audition torn between what I wanted, and what God wanted me to do. Though to the directors this wasn’t a big deal; to me, it was going back on my beliefs. I knew what God wanted me to do, so I approached all three directors later that night. I thanked them for the opportunity to audition, but I wasn’t willing to perform a role if it meant turning back on my personal beliefs. Leaving that conversation, I felt that I just gave up a great opportunity. However, I held on to the verse James 4:17 “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” I knew that giving up this part was what God wanted me to do, and through my obedience, He would be glorified. This brought me comfort in the midst of doubt. That next day, the cast list was posted, and I felt God’s faithfulness overflowing throughout my circumstance. God blessed me with the role of Cinderella! I didn’t have to turn on my convictions. All I needed to do was obey God and trust that He would work things together for those called according to His purpose. To hear more stories like this, and be challenged yourself, follow our account!
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