2011-10-05

Real Steel – The God With A Plan

by Yo Snyder

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” In the new movie
Real Steel, releasing this Friday, Hugh Jackman plays a man without a plan. He
moves from one event in life to another without any direction, any purpose, and
eventually that aimlessness catches up with him. I don’t know about you, but I’ve
felt that way at times. I’ve felt completely aimless in life as I wonder if I’m
doing anything at all that has any real meaning. You know, the good news is we
don’t have to go through life without a plan or purpose because God has one for
us. It’s no accident that we all have very unique gifts, talents and
personalities. God has a very specific purpose in mind for the talents you
have, and he has a plan for you to carry out with your unique abilities. In
Real Steel Hugh Jackman discovers that a life without a plan is a life without
any meaning. But when we find that plan, when we discover our purpose, we can
suddenly look beyond just getting by and just getting through tomorrow. When we
follow God’s plan and purpose for our life, we can do more than just survive,
we can thrive. We live in a bleak world where a lot of people would like to
know that; so let’s share the hope God’s plan with them.