The truth is you and I are in control of only two things - how we prepare for what might happen and how we respond to what just happened. The moment when things actually do happen belongs to God.— DeVon Franklin
The most dreamy DeVon Franklin quotes you will be delighted to read
Don't downgrade your dream to match your reality. Upgrade your faith to match your destiny.
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 I argue do not walk through that door. The door that God has opened for you will fit your faith.
When you get something that you don't work for, you won't know how to value or maintain it.
Anything you pray for, you need to prepare for.
The path to success requires you to commit.
Commit to a career built on sacrifice, not compromise.
Don't abandon what makes you who you are. Don't give up hope.
Just because you may not see this big, grand show or you may not fall down a tree and all of a sudden get miraculously healed, that doesn't mean the miraculous isn't all around you.
What if you are just one bend in the road away from achieving your God-ordained purpose? If you give up on your faith now, could you live with knowing that your chance of a lifetime was only one act of faith away?
Growing up in the church in West Virginia, faith is always there.
It's part of the fabric of the culture.
Keeping your family together is an extraordinary feat - especially in the face of great conflict.
I'm connected to religion and that's how I access God.
I'm in a relationship with God that can sometimes be informed by religion, but not dependent on religion.
My definition of God: God is not only the alpha, the omega, he is friend, he's a confidant, he is a buddy. He is a lover of my soul. That's my definition of God.
I was an executive at Columbia Pictures for ten years.
I was doing great. My career was on the upswing. But, right then, was when I said I gotta quit. I gotta start my own company. I gotta be on the other side of it because I felt the strong call on my life - to tell stories that, on the face of it, might not look like a commercial movie.
Waking up in the morning, you didn't have to even think, you did it.
Being able to get to work, didn't even have to think, you did it. That's miraculous.
I know from my own experiences that if you will put your career in God's hands and trust him, you can't account for all the ways he will bless you. When you step out in faith, he will open doors and bring you opportunities that will surpass even your wildest expectations. . . . If I have learned anything, it's this: to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be.
Is your integrity at the level of the thing you are praying for?
Yeah, I look at the box office as an indication as how many lives that you've touched, so my hope is touch as many lives as possible.
Prayer is important. It's the cornerstone of our relationship with God, our private time with the creator. In addition to that, preparing and taking action is as important as praying. Preparation is for our benefit and edification. Preparation is also bold faith in action. You pray because you believe God is going to do what you've prayed for. But we have to put in the work and prepare so that when the harvest comes, we're ready!
You're pulling out and someone says, 'hey, you know what, go ahead and take my spot', miracle.
Every production is by faith, every single one.
You can't do it unless you have faith because one, you never know if it's going to work, and two, if you aren't compelled and you aren't passionate, then you can't convince the studio to give you millions of dollars to make a movie and then spend millions more to market it.
I've dreamed about producing since I was a kid.
I define success as a deep sense of peace, and we find the most peace when we live out our true calling and fulfill the purpose we were created for. History is filled with examples of people who had an abundance of material possessions but no peace because no matter how much stuff you have, there's not enough money in the world to fill the hole in your soul.
I try to use all aspects of media and my gifting and calling to help as many people as I can.
Trust the gifts that God has placed within you.
Anything you don't water, anything you don't take care of in your life, is going to die.
Cast PURPOSE as the lead in your movie and you will help God, your Director, produce a masterwork.
I feel like you only need one moment of inspiration to turn your life around.
So my hope and prayer is that people will be impacted by the realization that miracles are everywhere and that God uses them to communicate to us that we're not alone, and that we do have help.
God has an extraordinary destiny in mind for you, as he does for all of us.
God will never bring you an opportunity before you're ready to make the most of it, and the career world demands that you prove yourself. So, before you can lead, you have to serve. Service often has a negative connotation. We want to be the one at the top, calling the shots, making the decisions, and getting the glory.
Not only is your story your truth, your story is going to be the platform and the foundation for everything that's getting ready to happen in your life.
To get where you want to go, you first have to become who God wants you to be.
Someone says, 'oh, you know what? I'm going to give you a shot to see what you can do', and you've been praying for a promotion, now someone gives you an opportunity, that's a miracle.
Don't take shortcuts; if I want to be true to my beliefs, then shortcuts do not exist.
If your faith won't fit in the door that opens, then I argue do not walk through that door.
You know, I think people underestimate how miraculous getting a movie made is.
No matter what you watch, it has an impact.
So, why not use this medium to bring great stories to millions of people around the world with the goal of not only entertaining them but inspiring them. That's what motivates me. That's why I get up every day.
I can look at something that others (might not) and I can see the value in it.
I can make that film a film that everybody wants to see.