Live Courageously…


This post I am dedicating to the movie “Courageous”… Do you ever feel like the life that you are living is mundane, boring and a lack of vision for your life. Do you ever feel that your family is more of a burden that a joy, are you caught flipping the channels on the television while you drift further and further away from your family.

Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.”

Sunday afternoon my wife and I took half of our small group to see the movie Courageous. This is a movie that talk about fighting for the family. In this movie you have four officers from different past backgrounds that help reach everyone that is in the movie theater. Right from the start it’s pretty action packed running down criminals, gang members, men working long days trying to balance their home life as well. As I look back at these men we can probably see ourselves in each of these situations. The best quote that was in the movie that I loved was when one of the characters said “I don’t want to do just a good job I want to do a great job”.

I love this portion of the movie because it was a man who wanted more for his family, but he knew that he needed to change in order for the results to be that like doing something that you don’t really want to do at the time, but it’s more about the quality time that you are spending with your child that outweighs the cost.

Food for thought: When was the last time your kids asked you to do something with them and you turned them down?

Seize every moment that you have with your family and with your kids because when it comes down to it when you blink they will be all grown up, out of the house and you will be left either admiring the job that you have done in shaping the child that is now an adult or you will be regretting the person that they have become because you didn’t do what was required from you.

Go out and watch the movie Courageous and your life will not be the same. It’s a great movie that you won’t want to miss out on.

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