Last night i watched a film that put things in perspective for me. Early this morning i was having some crazy nightmares and as i tried putting them together i knew it had to do with what i seen in this movie.
The movie is called "Precious" It's an independent film produced by Oprah and Tyler Perry. The story is about a 16-year-old girl who's been held back in 8Th grade with a baby and one on the way. She lives with her mother who is physically and mentally abusive to her. The struggles and pain she's had to endure at such a young age is unimaginable, i was deeply moved.
These past few weeks I've been stuck in my own selfish pity party. Thinking small time things like who's hurt me in life and who hasn't. I mean come on Jackie get real! Whoever said life would be easy and that people would all be nice and pleasant no, no things happen and from them we must grow and move on. Thinking about precious and all she endure my struggles seem so small- yes i know we all face different trials which God allows because He knows how much we can handle. When you look around and see that you have a loving supportive husband, beautiful kids, a place to call home, enough people in your life to call friends, all the other stuff seems so irrelevant to worry about. I believe God is working in my heart BIG time and is not for me to consume myself with anger and pain but rather grow and florence like the flower I am.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.