The other night, my husband and I watched a movie he picked up from Goodwill. Probably not a movie just any person would pick up…just one reason I love my husband. He helps me grow in the choices of movies he brings home for us to watch together. This one particularly, was about Heaven. It was an older movie but one I will definitely watch again.
One of the women featured on the movie is Joni Eareckson Tada, who during her teen years, dove into a lake and has been paralyzed since. She’s now in her 60’s and this amazing, Godly woman speaks so much truth. She now has her own ministry called Joni and Friends.
The way this woman has with words to explain things that actually make sence to me is just awesome. One thing in particular, really resonates with me and in my mind, and I couldn’t help but share.
“Maybe the really handicapped people are the people that [in the morning] when their alarm clock goes off, they jump out of bed, they take a quick shower, they scarf down breakfast, and then they zoom out the front door in automatic cruise control. The Bible says God resists the proud – people who live life in automatic cruise control; but he gives grace, strength, help, hope, peace, patience to the humble. And who are the humble? Just people like you and me who know our desperate need and urgent requirement of God.” Joni Eareckson Tada
How many times have you been so caught up in yourself and what you do naturally while on cruise control, that you forget your worth?
You forget what you’re made of?
You don’t give those you care about most a hug or kiss goodbye for the day and just jet out the door?
You forget who made you?
You don’t even look or really see who is around you anymore?
You’re so caught up in work, electronics, and technology – you miss a conversation and some connection with an actual person that could have happened right in front of you?
You’re selfish and don’t care about anyone else around you?
Makes ya think, doesn’t it..?!
Don’t be stuck on cruise control, that you allow your life to just wiz on by without you really being apart of it. Live life intentionally. Life your life with purpose.
Be well. Thank you for reading and supporting us!
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