“It’s not a sin to be knocked down; it’s a sin to stay down.”
As a Navy vet, I might be a little biased.
But I love the movie Men of Honor.
It is the true story of Carl Brashear.
Navy master diver.
Even after losing his left leg, he continued to surpass all expectations.
There is a scene that moves me beyond words.
He has lost his leg, and is trying to regain his certification as a Navy diver.
He is made to put on the new diving rig that is immensely heavy and is told to take twelve steps.
As he takes his steps, his physical disabilitystarts to wear him down.
It becomes exponentially more difficult with each step towards his goal.
It seems to always be that way, doesn’t it?
The closer you come to your potential, the harder it becomes to move in the right direction.
We stall, I should say.
The difference between the good and the great people in this world has always been how they react to these stalls.
And the difference between us as Christians and others is that we have a support system.
I got a text from our good friend John Hembree earlier that really got me going this morning:
” I am going to change the world in some small way today. Wanna do the same?”
Now, he has a tendency to send those kind of messages to a group of people, so I’m not sur if that was meant specifically for me or not.
But I took it that way.
Most of us are very close to realizing our potential.
We only have a few steps to go.
Let’s take them.
We have the best Helper there is.
And He wants His twelve steps.
The Cause that is Jesus Christ deserves our personal beat.
Our personal greatness as examples of His supreme greatness.
Vaya con Dios