Today, I just watched the new Spider-man movie and let me tell you it was awesome! 😀 I love Tony Stark/Iron Man and how he tries to communicate and mentor with the immature young Spider-man who just always wants to jump into trouble and rescue people all the time. I’m not going to add any spoilers here but all I can say is that if you haven’t watched the movie then go out there and do it 😀 ! You won’t be disappointed! 😀
In watching this movie, it got me thinking that sometimes we as Christians can behave a lot like the immature Spider-man in that we may be well meaning and always want to help people all the time when they are facing a crisis (even the kinds that are their own making) and get into situations that doesn’t really require any of our help because sometimes, people face a crisis so that they can learn from it and grow from it. Just because we want to be “helpful” all the time when someone is in a crisis doesn’t mean that we always have to jump into things that we weren’t led to jump into in the first place because we can ultimately land ourselves in trouble ourselves which is of no benefit to anyone in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes, we have to let people work out their own problems rather than be quick to be a lending hand because there are times when people face a crisis because it was something of their own making and they need to learn from their mistakes the hard way.
Learning from your mistakes causes one to mature and grow from the pain of it all. There will be instances were you can intercede and step in to help someone, but there are also seasons for stubborn people to learn the hard way even after having been given all the warning bells to keep them from landing into trouble. Stubbornness is a vice that hinders one from growing in maturity. We don’t always “Know it all” all the time and that is why we must practice humility as a way of life. Humble people make mistakes, but are better able to grow from learning from those mistakes that were made.
Stubborn people are deaf to instruction and tend to have a “do it my way or the highway” philosophy of life. Such people are stunted from growing in maturity and remain idiosyncratic in all their ways. If we want to do well in this life, we need to learn from our mistakes and remain humble when given guidance on how to succeed. In the Spider-man movie, Peter Parker learned the meaning of humility and was able to grow after hitting a wall of discouragement that made him doubt himself and the path that he had to take in order to move into the next level by listening to his mentor Tony Stark.
Now, I’m not really giving you a spoiler here, but you can watch the movie for yourself and see that we as people can act just as naive as the young Spider-man, but once we learn from our mistakes, we can soar to higher heights with the mind of Christ as we learn that our true strength lies in whom we believe (Jesus Christ is Lord) which will enable us to understand why we do the things that we do in this life. We are all here by design. You are no accident. God created you to be a solution to this broken world.
[ The Way, the Truth, and the Life ] “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Just like how spider-man needed to grow to find out what his true purpose was, we as Christians need to grow and find out what our true purpose is here on earth. We are all called to be lights unto this dark world so let your light shine so bright that all men, women and children can see that Jesus Christ is indeed the Way the Truth and the Life, Amen!
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
I pray that this song called Nobody Like Jesus sung by Neville D. feat. Cjay blesses your spirit today, God Bless you everybody! 😀