I went to go see this movie with a friend last night. It was a movie that was being shown for one night only, but has been extended to November 17th encore!
A untold story about the inside family life of a woman of God who made people laugh. She has a fine way of sharing the hard truth behind the smiles of life. I don't want to share a lot about her story just in case you want to go see it. I walked away feeling happy and yet sadness of how much pain she continues to feel. Through it all, she trust in God.
BE REAL ~
Just as the movie showed her being real, I related this to my writing daily to you. I've had my own pains of life, disappointments and failures. Just like anyone else, we reach to a higher level in God and ask for his continue guidance through it all. Life is short and one day we will answer for our yes and no to him. Our choices affects each of us and others too!
Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future
I know the importance of being real in life. Someone needs to hear her story to press forward. Someone needs to hear your story or my story in life. There is too much to gain in life to stop. After all, there is nothing we can do about yesterdays of life, but certainly things we can do about our today. I always say not to live in regrets and yet somethings we do regret. It feels like a constant thing to remind ourselves of all the good things of life and letting go of what we can not change.
Proverbs 17:22 KJVA
Merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Living in the hope of Jesus and knowing that his peace remains in all times. Searching and seeking his plan is a must in life. Always going back to our source and strength from God. As I watched this movie, I realize when you put yourself out there, people will form opinions. Some opinions hurt and you search of whys of life. Other opinions are a blessing and can put a smile upon your face. I felt more connected to Chonda after hearing more of her story and found myself praying for her when I got home. I have seen her in person speak to large crowds and never would have guessed her deep depression over things in life was there until she told the crowd. Often people who make us laugh, are people who deal with lots. She spoke of balance and spending time with those you love.
The Bible speaks of a merry heart, a happy heart, and a heart lead by the spirit. God knows the desires of our hearts and wants us to have them. Our own personal choices can guide us toward them or even guide us away from them. A free will is given by God and doors that will open and doors that need to be shut. God cares deeply for each of us and sometimes we must let somethings go.
I'm praying hard for each one who reads this today and your family/friends. Nobody really knows what goes on inside one mind. After we left the movie theater, my friend said, "will write that book already". I came into my house and tears flowed. God I want to write the book, I guess I let the fear of rejection stop me. I let the circumstances stop me and there is always going to be one more thing. I saw the importance of this movie and I heard the heart of one woman. God I ask right now, that nothing stops me from this finishing this book. Use me God to write and to help others by your holy spirit. AMEN
Being real shows others how you made it through hard stuff and so can they. Each person reading this has faced a battle not wanted. Sin has entered your life and Jesus can came to take it away. Jesus died for our freedom and give us hope of a new day. Challenges will come and somethings we can fix and somethings we can not fix. Learning to deal with a new normal and doing the best you can daily. Spreading around some joy and tell yourself you can do this! You are stronger than you think and facing a new day with new hope.
I'm telling you, that this movie brought emotions of tears and laughter. This movie planted a new thought within my heart and tears of knowing I could have done somethings different in my life. I have found that more chances are not always given in life and living in your now is important. I thank God for Chonda who had the courage to face giants in her life and keep others laughing. I pray for her this day and always as she faces new beginnings in life. Just like I do each of you who read my blog, your family and friends. God has connected us for purpose and just a little you can do it, sure helps!
One more thought, life hasn't turned out like I thought either. I find myself facing some hard truths this morning and a lot of what we deal with inside our families is a little of each of us. I pray we grow into better people this day and not become bitter over things that we can't do anything about now. It's a new day, new choices and God's love remains the same. Show someone you care today and love them!