On yesterday’s Super Soul Sunday, Hollywood film executive and spiritual teacher DeVon Franklin sat down with Oprah to share his thoughts on achieving success without compromising faith.
Throughout the hour-long program, DeVon referred to his recently released book, Produced by Faith, in which he compares our life journeys to the development and production of a movie. God is the director and each person is the star of his/her movie.
It is not surprising that DeVon feels most at home on the set and at the pulpit. A deeply religious and spiritual man, he considers prayer to be therapeutic and welcomes the opportunity to express himself and listen carefully to God’s answers.
What does he know for sure…God is real and faith works.
Stay in your own movie.
If I embrace who I am, it will open doors not shut them.
If your faith won’t fit in the door that opens, then do not walk through that door.
The door that God has opened for you will fit your faith.
Without great characters, you have no story.
Ego moves God out of the director’s chair.
What keeps us in the valley of depression is a response to one moment, one scene of the story.
We are only in control of two things: how we prepare for what might happen and how we respond to what just happened.