Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shattered Dreams

Have you ever had shattered dreams? Perhaps your life just didn't turn out the way you envisioned it, leaving you disappointed. The reasons could be due to poor choices you and I made or others made on our behalf. One of the most compelling scenes in the movie Apollo 13 is when the three astronauts have figured out they aren't going to be able to land on the moon. They are all looking at the moon with awe and inspiration thinking "wow, we were so close." Then Lovell turns to his crew, Swigert and Haise, and says, "gentlemen, what are your intentions?.... I want to go home." Wow, you can just see a refocus and shift in their motives. It's nice to think about what it would be like if.... But now it's time to face our new mission we have been given. The good news is that God has a special plan for you and I. God can and will take shattered dreams and make new blessed realities for us as we keep running to Him. Sometimes we need people in our life to say, "friend, what are your intentions?" It can be so easy to focus on the past with what if's or even regrets for things that have happened. But it is so much better to focus on the future ahead of us. God is going to bless you with this new life ahead of you.  If you are feeling hopeless, please don't lose hope. When you are down to nothing, God is up to something better. Someone once said to me that at some point in my life I had to stop mourning over my poor choices & decisions and start overcoming them with new and healthy choices. The Apollo 13 crew was not known for their attempt of going to the moon. They were known for getting back home.  Today, let's be known as an overcomer, a victor and not a defeated victim.  "Nothing will be impossible to you." Matt 17:20 Rodney Holmstrom

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