Thoughts

5 lessons I learned from the movie: Man of Steel (2012)

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So I just watched this movie and more than just the effects and the action this movie offers, I loved how God revealed and reminded me some really important life lessons. I’m really amazed and happy how God speaks in different and unexpected ways.

1. Patience, humility, love & even pain are important ingredients that will prepare and mold us to reach our goals and accomplish our destiny. 

Clark Kent/Superman had to go through a lot. He had to wait for 33 years before finally knowing the reason why he is on Earth. Others even physically and emotionally hurt him because he is “different”. He had to step down and endure the cruelty of the world. He has the power to eliminate everyone in just one blow, but he didn’t. Amidst everything, he focused on the love, joy and encouragement his parents showered him. All of these things, good and bad, made him into the kind of man he was destined to be.

This movie somehow reminded me of the life of Jesus. Jesus came down from heaven. He is the Son of God. He is the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings but he came down, humbled himself and lived the life of a man. He was scorned, harmed and ruthlessly persecuted. He took it all. He took every lash, bore every wound and endured the pain and suffering. ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD. ALL FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PURPOSE OF WHICH HE WAS SENT.

2. There’s always a perfect time for everything.

“It’s not yet time.” This is what Clark Kent’s father told him time and time again. It reminded me that there’s a perfect time for everything and when that time comes, it will simply be beautiful (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and glorious.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18

3. The preparation time is as important as the appointed time.

While waiting for the perfect time, it may not be obvious at times and it may feel like we are stuck, but I’ve always believed that the waiting period is our preparation period. During this stage, we study, we learn, we are being tested, taught and strengthened. We should not rush but instead consider all seasons that we go through as a blessing. One day, we will look back on everything that we have been through and see how God has prepared us and worked in us. The time of waiting is a blessing that should be taken seriously as well as enjoyed.

Jonathan Kent: And I don’t blame you, son. It’d be a huge burden for anyone to bear; but you’re not just anyone, Clark, and I have to believe that you were… that you were sent here for a reason. All these changes that you’re going through, one day… one day you’re gonna think of them as a blessing; and when that day comes, you’re gonna have to make a choice… a choice of whether to stand proud in front of the human race or not. (imdb.com)
4. We are on a mission. We were sent here on earth for a purpose.
Jonathan Kent: You are my son. But somewhere out there you have another father too, who gave you another name. And he sent you here for a reason, Clark. And even if it takes you the rest of your life you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is. (imdb.com)
Our Father in heaven has given us a mission. It may be different for each one of us but every single one of us has a task to accomplish.

5. All it takes is for us to have faith even as little as a mustard seed, we’ll all get there.

Maybe some of us are going through a season in which things doesn’t make any sense and we ask why things are the way they are, how long must we wait, which way to go, how to go, etc. But let us all stand strong in faith. He is a faithful God and He will surely complete the good work He has began in us (Philippians 1:6).

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