My entire life from birth to where I am now has been a blessing. God has had his hand guiding me step by step every single day. Obviously, there’s been a lot of those days that I push his hand aside and go my own way and quite honestly, things always seem to start going from worse to even worse when I do it. We are always fighting now, fighting the health officials who tell us to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart, fighting amongst each other because we don’t think we’re being treated right and think the worlds against us, not loving others, not helping others, not being kind to others…. The saddest thing about it all is that this is the world our children are growing up in, instead of showing them that we can overcome this, we are just spreading the same ashes that have been spread for years upon years. Try planting some seeds in the ashes, see if we can grow something and create something better for our future generations. The world has often said it doesn’t want God, but we need God more than ever. Honestly, look in the Bible for gratitude, love, peace, hope, kindness…. it’s filled with those types of lessons to teach us. Instead of trying to push God out of everything, why not just let Him do what He’s done best for the past thousand plus years and create a world filled with hope and love. Unclench that fist and open up your hand for a handshake or a high five, uncross your arms for a hug, open your eyes to the possibilities of what can be instead of always focusing on what has been. The only reason why the past isn’t behind us is because we keep digging it up and letting it repeat itself and show it’s ugly head. We have ALL been blessed abundantly, we still have breath in our lungs, food in our bellies and usually a place to find shelter. We have the freedom to speak what we want to speak, the freedom to be who we want to be, and the freedom to become something better than who we are today. Let’s not waste our lives with spitting anger, let’s use our lives to make the place a better place than when we entered it. Let’s create a masterpiece. May God give you strength and wisdom.
** THERE ARE SPOILERS PROBABLY SO DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE YET AND ARE PLANNING ON WATCHING IT. COME BACK AFTER AND READ IT THOUGH :)**
I watched this movie yesterday with my dad and enjoyed it. Some movies leave you with the sense of being able to conquer the world (usually the superhero ones do this for me), while other movies don’t really do any of that, but are good and have powerful meanings behind them if you really think about it.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is one of those types that didn’t leave me wanting to conquer the world, but it was entertaining to watch and the more you think about it, the more you’d realize how profound of a movie it really is. It shows you that although you may have a bad past or that others may have “destined” you to do something, you are not held by those expectations. You have the ability to create your own destiny, and in the world we live in I think that is extremely important to remember. A lot of people might look at their lives and say “Well, I’m this way so I have to act this way” or “I was brought up with this as my surrounding, so I have to follow in those footsteps”. In reality, we can be who we want to be, if you want to change the world, do it. No one is stopping you from doing amazingly extraordinary things with your life, except for yourself. A lot of times that is where we get lost, we think we aren’t strong enough or aren’t capable of doing something, so we don’t even try. We just sit back and let the world pass us by and don’t dare to dream of bigger dreams for ourselves. This movie exemplifies that you can dare to dream big dreams and you can accomplish them. Rey was “destined” to be on the dark side, and yet she dared to dream of a better life, and instead conquered the dark side, and she was willing to give up her own life to do it as well. Ben was doing everything he could to be a major player on the dark side, but the world had different plans for him and he became a powerful helper for the Jedi force. I know that last one kind of goes against what I’ve been writing about, but you’ll have to work with me on this one. The world is going to tell you sometimes that you can’t do something and allow your fear to conquer any possibilities of good things happening, just like in the movie when they were losing all hope because the darkness was playing tricks on them, but than there’s that still small voice that tells you to keep hope alive, and when you listen to it, you realize you were never alone at all but you have had an enormous community of friends and family backing you every step of the way. Create your dreams and follow your passions. If you fail, so what. If you fall down, so what. Get back up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward. You may get hit and take a few steps backward, but regain your strength and step foward again and again until you are living the dreams you have envisioned.
God bless and don’t forget to smile!!
If you have any success stories of you following your dreams, make sure you comment below or email me and let me know! I’d love to hear them!!