Now that we have had to put a pause on the larger amount of giving towards the adoption fund, getting to our financial goals now feels nearly impossible. This adoption financial goal...all remaining $24,000 now that we have to travel to Ethiopia twice seems unachievable (and some of these costs I have estimated on the higher range so hopefully it may be a bit less than this BUT STILL it's a HUGE number!)
This evening, as I was pondering through all of these thoughts, I remembered a scene from the movie Facing the Giants. Please look at this clip in its entirety. Just before watching the clip, think about what is the giant in your life that you're facing right now. Now as you watch the clip, imagine that YOU are Brock. The coach is God. The boy on Brock's back to me represents everything that weighs you down that tells you that you can't make it to the end of the finish line. Okay, now let's watch...
That spoke volumes to me. It had me in tears (yeah, I know I'm always crying but...) because I could imagine God saying some of those same words of encouragement to me as the road is getting tougher and I want to give up.
As if that video weren't enough, I ran up on this part of the movie that just settled me in many regards...watch:
How many times have I thought that I didn't see God moving in my circumstance yet? (shaking my head at myself with a smirk) It seems whenever I am running empty on hope but full of doubt, things like this come in my path that give me the push that I need. All I can say is thank you God and as Mr. Bridges reminded in this clip, "Let me go prepare the field." It won't mean that I won't experience doubt again, but I can visualize me as Brock in the earlier video clip and God right beside me coaching me along the way.
So many lessons to learn here and so much more that I can talk about but for now I want to be a blessing to someone else. So here's the GIANT of a giveaway - I have a brand new DVD of the movie, Facing the Giants that I'd love to send to someone. The movie is awesome and is something that your entire family will enjoy.
So here's how to enter to WIN the DVD:
For each of the things that you do below, you'll receive one entry in the drawing. Just remember to come back here and leave me a comment with a link to what you did. A name will be picked at random on Sunday night (June 13th).
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