The Vagabond | Inspiration
Frank Rautenbach left South Africa for Los Angeles with stars in his eyes. After having great success with Egoli, 7de laan and movies like Faith like Potatoes and The Bang-Bang Club he thought the world was his oyster.
After years of trying and driving more than 10 000 kilometres to one failed audition after the other Frank had to find a job - a proper job that could put food on his table. He ended up driving a taxi in Los Angeles, just to lose that job too. Eventually he became the church's janitor.
But Frank felt betrayed - God promised him a life of abundance - why hasn't he received it yet? He had to take stock of his life. He was 40 years old and has spent the last 10 years chasing a career that has not delivered what it promised. Meanwhile his wife had four miscarriages, he felt that he couldn't even become a father.
Frank felt like all God’s promises had come to nothing; he felt angry and embarrassed.
Frank had to learn that he couldn't employ God for his own purposes, he couldn't ask God to make all this dreams come true, he is in God's service. Life is not about him, it is about God. Frank had to find out for himself if his life was worth living.