Lots of times, we rehearse things that we’re going to do and say. We may imagine that one or more of our fellow human programs is listening to what we are rehearsing. If so, we are trying to guage their reaction.
When we are applying for a job or a loan, we rehearse the best answers we can think of to the most likely questions. If we think we’re going to be stopped by a policecman, we may rehearse the answers we’ll give, even if we are stopped and he’s walking up to the car.
As we write the various scenes we plan to play, we should think of God. He is watching our rehearsals, and He will watch the performance for which we are rehearsing.
So, we want to make sure we never forget that He’s in the audience. He’s watching every move, examining every thought, and knows better than we what is motivating us.
The fact that we can’t help but be playing to God is often overlooked. Since we cannot help but do so, we might as well get used to it. We should be aware that we’re playing to God every moment of our lives. If we remember that we’re playing to God, we’ll give much better performanaces.
An added benefit: playing to God makes us more aware of our own vanity, and how often it intrudes in our rehearsals and performances. Knowing that God is listening keeps us wanting to keep the harsh, disordant, selfish lines of vanity out of our performance. The more vanity God senses, the worse our review will be.