maybe if i were to select the personality of my husband, i would select the hope in Papa, the dad whose relentless believe in his dream caused him to stay determined in starting a new life with his family, re-opening a restaurant after losing one, and defying the odds that met him in this foreign land he dared to call home. i would definitely select the purity of love, and passion that Hassan, Papa’s son protrayed in the movie – The Hundred Foot Journey, and the wisdom in knowing when a new chapter in ones life is knocking for a fresh start.
i particularly loved when at the peak of Hassan’s career in Paris, he packed up to return back home, to then begin yet a new chapter in his life. not making this decision foolishly, he knew that his peak would never mean as much, without his loved ones around him. he further new that, there was a special place in his life, where he wanted to accomplish this success, and home was that place for him. home in the kitchen of this French lady, who at one time saw Hassan and his family as intruders, and did everything in her power to bring failure to their restaurant endeavors. this was the same lady who later learned first hand, what gifted hands Hassan had, and who then invited him to study under her direction in her very own restaurant.
the a hundred foot journey
perhaps like Hassan and his family, you have been waiting for a breakthrough. perhaps, you have tried and failed. tried and failed. perhaps also, you have succeeded and learned that success alone, does not bring happiness. it get’s more lonely as you climb up the ladder of success, and that family and true friends mean more to you than life could describe. what if, all of life’s experiences was never a waste of life? what if, in every season, through every experience, there was a board of lessons to be taught and to be learned? what if in every level of experience, we opened up our eyes, to see just what He is teaching us? and perhaps then, what if in opening our eyes, and learning we then were able to move successfully to the next level of promotion?
there is noting as disheartening as a misplaced, premature opportunity. nothing as discouraging as a blessing not fully appreciated and utilized, and in that scenario hope is then lost. every season in life, is a teacher to us. a teacher that then propels us to the next level of promotion. so dare to take life by the horn, and live it to it’s fullest. think about this, if we were to go through life, without any level of experience and lessons, we would never truly meet the purpose that is at every level of promotion.
it took me a while to receive this revelation. in my self centered desire for personal accomplishment, i soon realized that God was prompting me into stillness, to then receive each lesson in each season. the constant moving, and searching was getting me no where, in fact it was causing me more frustration than anything else, as i worked tirelessly in search of something that i thought would truly bring me fulfillment.
well it turned out that the fulfillment i was searching for all this while, was buried beneath all my heart’s desire for personal gain, and it was not until i surrendered and received His stillness and prompting, that the pealing of these layers started, and the hidden gem of purpose was then unveiled.
in every level of increase, there is a greater purpose, and a much greater need for a giving heart. if we are ever to reach our maximum potential, we will need to reach a level of complete selflessness in hopes of serving others by bringing hope, life, joy and fulfillment to their life. keep in mind that, in this state of living we will enjoy the benefits of living a sacrificial life, for the sake of another, just like Christ did for us.
the benefits outweigh the struggles.
am constantly reminded that, the Lord we serve is a selfless Lord. He will not dare get us to our maximum potential, without ever preparing us for this hundred foot journey. He gets us there, by walking us through different seasons in life, to then bring upon our life’s the much needed lessons to then receive our next level of promotion and calling.
don’t ever rush life, if life is asking you to yield for a few lessons. these lessons are vital for our future success. honor yourself, and honor God, by trusting Him enough to know that He will not walk you where He has not already been, nor will He abandon you half way there.
He desires nothing but the best for all His children.
what i loved the most about the movie – the hundred foot journey, is the purposed unveiling of forgiveness, love and hope. that what once started off as a major catastrophe, turned out to be one of their greatest blessing. that they knew when to stop, and start a new life. and that they trusted enough in themselves, to know that their dreams could come true, even in the darkest of days.
they never reached the peak, without climbing through some hills and valleys. it was never so. matter of fact, the story unveils some deep struggles, pains and unfairness, yet in every season, they dared to surrender, and receive the lessons in that season.
may i dare you?
dare you to surrender in stillness and receive His lessons
dare you to believe, no matter what
dare you to work hard, be relentless and know that He will never abandon what He has called you to do
dare you to trust in God. know that He is all we need to make it to the top. and know that when at the top, all the glory belongs to Him
dare you to live every day to the fullest
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