“Once this begins, everyone’s gonna want to kiss you, kill you, or be you.” These words were spoken to Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. It was true in her situation and it’s true of all revolutionaries in all revolutions.
The only way to be liked by everyone is to blend in. If you stand up. If you challenge the status quo. All opinions of you will be radical.
Our nation and world are broken. There is no doubt about that. The sufferers wait in the shadows for help.
Will you stand up to stop something terrible like human trafficking, world hunger, or the killing of Christians in the middle east?
Behold, a small spark kindles a great forest.
This week, I finally saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, my most anticipated film of the year. There was one point in this film when I had goose pimples for a solid minute or more! Did I like it? Yes a million times.
I think it’s because I identified once again with Katniss Everdeen and her revolutionary attitude. Her character makes me want to bleed for something! I wrote about this desire in my book, Make Me A Legend.
Sometimes I feel like Christopher Columbus, searching for another new world—but in a country that once was! When I discover this new world in all its glory, I’m going to give it to my children and yours as my loving inheritance to them. Just like Columbus pursued his ambitious dream, we must pursue ours, too! We have to raise our sails now and fly straight into the fiercest, uncharted seas, without flinching for even a second! And when that time comes, and we’re face to face with the monsters, we have to banish them to the ocean floor!
With all my heart, I want our offspring to know all about the stand you and I took for them. I pray to God that they will remember us as a selfless, sacrificing, and legacy-driven parent generation. I long to grant them a safer world, one that’s free from terrorism and the threat of nuclear extinction; a world remarkably preserved in a spirit of innocence and free of godlessness, immorality, and ruin.
This is an ambitious dream. Some say it’s impossible. Others say the world is ending soon, so why bother? Many are terrified about the potential risks.
Queen Esther tried to shrug off God’s calling to her. Then a message came from her uncle, “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:13-14 NLT)
I believe God says the same to us today. Who knows if perhaps you and I were born and strategically positioned in this earth for such a time as this!
As long as this earth remains, and as long as I have breath, I say onward to the farthest front lines in the fiercest battles and causes of my day!
There are too many worthy causes to mention in this blog. You have far more potential than you have ever imagined. You’re little dreams, when pursued, will turn into bigger ones. They will merge with others dreams and grow even bigger. Until, one day you will look back and realize you have built the better tomorrow. Watch this movie trailer and be inspired.
If you could bring one change to this world, what would it be?
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