Movie Star In the Making

March 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions, Personal Growth

By Sherri Holbert –

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Did you want to be a fireman, a princess, the President of the United States, an astronaut? Are you living that dream today? I wanted to be a movie star. As adults, most of us can’t see ourselves on the big screen, as a fireman, leading our country, sprinkling fairy dust, or making a trip to the moon.

But in childhood we have a zillion grand things we’d like to be. As we grow and develop, we change our minds and learn new things that appeal to us. God provides us with new experiences that shape who we are and what we are to become. God also puts nuggets of dreams and hopes inside of us but many times we don’t live out these dreams because of fear.

Fear is why my name is not on the big screen in your hometown. I let others talk me out of my dream. They said, “You’ll never make it. The odds aren’t good. You can’t make a decent living. You’ll be a waitress to supplement your acting career.” I let fear allow me to change career paths but God still had a plan for me. He was equipping me for my future “movie star” role.

I have come to realize I am the movie star in my own life! I can produce my own script. I can be a star who inspires others and helps them reach their dreams—maybe not from the big screen but from a local community stage, in a conversation with my girlfriends, or as a life coach willing to motivate and encourage others to overcome fear and follow the dreams God has put in their hearts.

God has equipped us for whatever star role we decide to pursue. He gives us skills, knowledge and strengths to help us live out our dreams. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Will you be obedient to God’s script for your life?  What are you waiting for?

PRAYER: God, thank You for being the Screen Director of my life and equipping me with a Grammy-winning script that inspires and motivates others.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 NIV).

This devotion is by Sherri Holbert, a life coach, author and co-founder of Walk of Purpose Ministries. Her study, DIVAS of the Divine:  How to Live as a Designer Original in a Knock-Off World guides you through setting a step-by-step plan in place to help you accomplish the changes you want to make in your life. Learn more at

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One Response to “Movie Star In the Making”
  1. Alan Mowbray says:

    This is a great attitude to have.
    It’s interesting how the more you trust God in following the dreams He gave you years before, the more they come to fruition!
    This is also a great reminder as a parent to watch my words when my children voice their dreams.

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