Our aim is to share encouraging, uplifting and inspirational thought-generating media to help you walk along the path of destiny that God has for your life.
With that said, here’s some quick insight as why we started.
So You’re Saying There’s a Chance?
I’m sure it isn’t typical but what made me start writing again came through a strange way that I felt the Lord spoke to me.
At the time, I found myself with time on my hands so I was praying and reading my Bible a bit.
Then, all of a sudden I had a phrase pop into my head.
It was a line similar to one from the Jim Carrey movie, “Dumb and Dumber.”
Yeah, probably not the typical way that most Christians feel like God spoke to them. It certainly isn’t the super spiritual, deeply religious experience others have had.
But, hey, that’s just me 🙂
Anyways, the line that came to mind was: “So you’re saying there’s a chance.”
It was in reference to the line in the movie that said, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
For any of you who don’t remember (or have never seen the movie) here’s the build up to the line in the movie as told by Jim Carrey’s character, Lloyd Christmas.
Lloyd: I like you Mary… I like you a lot.
I want to ask you a question.
Straight out, flat out and I want you to give me an honest answer.
What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me… ending up together?
Mary: Well, Lloyd that’s difficult to say. We really don’t…
Lloyd: Just hit me with it! Just give it to me straight!
I came a long way just to see you Mary. The least you can do is level with me.
What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: You mean not good like… one out of one hundred?
Mary: I’d say more like one out of a million.
Lloyd: So you’re telling me there’s a chance!
Basically this guy was being told that the odds were completely stacked against him and that it was never going to work out.
And yet, somehow, what he got out of the conversation was that there was still a chance.
That’s what I felt like the Lord was saying to me in that moment.
I felt like He was acknowledging that I felt like there was no chance of anything succeeding if I started writing again.
But in that moment, I felt my focus shift from whether I would succeed or fail – to where I had the chance to try to help others.
That, yeah, my efforts might not amount to anything.
And, yeah, maybe I would make mistakes.
Or maybe nobody would care or listen.
But that in spite of all of those very real options – that there was STILL a chance that what I did might help someone else.
That even though the odds didn’t look great…. that there’s still the chance that what I do could help someone in some way.
So I felt it was worth it.
Because there’s a chance.
I know on my own, I can’t make a difference or help anyone.
And I know that I don’t have the skill, talent, or resources to do it.
But if there’s even the slightest chance that the Lord could take what I can offer and make a difference – then it’s worth it.
What if what I can offer is like the 2 fish and 5 loaves the boy offered that Jesus in John 6:9?
It was what [he] had to offer and he gave it – and Jesus used it to perform a miracle and feet over 5,000 people.
What if there’s still a chance?
So that’s why I started again.
And for me, it’s not about trying to get famous or build some big following or some huge ministry.
I just want to see the Lord move in people’s lives in a REAL and permanent way.
So that when people come in contact with Him, they’re forever changed.
Not changed for a second. Not some brief emotional experience.
But changed forever.
The kind of change where when the Lord moves on us, it shows up in how we act.
In how we live. In the things we do and say.
To where it changes us as individuals to such a degree that it positively affects our family and those around us.
To where people will be able to look back and see a definitive change from how we were before…. to how our lives were after we REALLY met with God.
Is that an impossible thing to ask to see?
Are the odds pretty low?
But with God….with God I’ve got to stand here and say that there’s still a chance.
Lord, you know my heart. You know what part I can play. But regardless of the details, I want to see you move in our lives again.
I ask in Jesus name, that You begin to move on anyone listening or reading this. That you would begin to meet them right where they are now.
That you would show yourself REAL to them.
That you would begin to move in their life and draw them closer to you.