Friday, June 21, 2013
day 21: locked doors.
Saw Man of Steel with the family tonight! I was a little bit skeptical going into it...I know it's a shocker, but Superman has never really been high on my list of favorite superheros :P But the movie was FANTASTIC! Fantastic enough to possibly make me reconsider that position? I think so. Also the soundtrack. Amazing.
"Sometimes failure can be the key to a locked door."
I think everyone has favorite inspirational quotes like this. Inspirational, motivating, and something along the lines of 'even failure can be a step in the right direction'. And I don't have very much else to add, other than to say that I think it's true :)
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
Now granted, this only applies to those whom love the Lord, so maybe this doesn't give out the same amount of encouragement to everyone. But nowhere in that verse does it say "and we know that in successful ventures..." or "when they actually manage to not mess something up, then God will work." Nope. All things. And that seems like basic follow the steps knowledge, and it IS. But at the same time, it's so easy to forget :)
Your sin and failure doesn't cripple God. He's not in Heaven, crossing His fingers that you'll make the right choice because if you don't you unravel His perfectly formed plan that's existed before time [or us] ever did. God uses everything, all things, for your good and for His glory. The catch is, sometimes God's idea of good doesn't exactly line up with ours :) But even when that's the case, HIS version is always, always better.
So that's my word for the day :) Pretty crazy basic, and probably not anything you haven't thought of!
And go see Man of Steel.
It's a good idea.