Television shows nowadays often stray away from anything spiritual related because they don’t want controversy over the topics discussed, which I must admit is understandable because it could get messy in the long run. However, I came across a show that tells a whole message for anyone on their spiritual journey but they present it in the most subliminal way. While watching the show, you’d really have to have an open mind and think deeper to really understand the message it’s really trying to relay.
For starters, the show is called Manifest. Ironic? I think not. If you’ve followed my past couple of posts, you’ll know how much I love the power of manifesting and what it does for my life. And this show does just that and some. The characters have a feeling in their soul, they act accordingly, then it happens.
While that is the broad idea behind the show, again, there’s so much more to gain. On the first episode, the scripture Romans 8:28 (“and we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them”) became a staple for the story line. It was only mentioned in that first episode but if you keep it in mind throughout the whole season, you’ll gain a visual representation of what that really means.
Let me break it down for you:
The passengers on the plane were presumed dead after their plane went missing for 5 years. One passenger specifically was a little boy with cancer who, before the incident, had only a few months left to live. Following the incident, he was granted a second chance at life and had a new purpose in life. He would get the feeling, or in other words, heard the voice of God, and was very obedient about what he needed to do and was able to help those around him. Everyone looked at him crazy but listened and guess what? Everything worked together for the good.
Listening to that feeling or urge you to get randomly is just God trying to guide your steps in order for you to fulfill the purpose that was set out for you. It is likely that you’ll question if it’s really His voice can be a little scary for those just beginning their spiritual walk because honey, I was freaked out the first time it happened to me but I’m glad I listened because it ended up helping the person God told me to speak to.
In the show, they thought they were going crazy the first time they heard the voices in their head or felt that strange feeling and they just pushed it aside. But the sensation was strong and heavy and wouldn’t leave them alone until they pursued their call. That’s how it is with us. A thought will pop in your head and you’ll be like “naaaaaah, this ain’t it” then five minutes later, boom. It comes back again, then again. You better listen to that nagging thought in your head. It’ll give you satisfaction.
There’s so much more I could say about this show but I’ll just whip it up into a list for you:
– Having faith in the journey can lead you a long way.
– God will place the vision within you but it’s up to you to be obedient and accept your call.
– You can try to avoid His voice all you want for as long as you want, but understand, when God has placed a purpose in your life, He’s going to see that you act on that purpose one way or another. Stalling on answering that purpose only hurts you.