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It’s summer time! And you know what that means? Movies, of course! My family has really gotten into film over the last several years, seeking out those masterpieces worthy of a nod from the Academy. Now, Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible” is not necessarily the most artistic, most monumental piece of filmmaking (although Cruise’s stunts are rather epic), but it is certainly an all around entertaining film.
Not really spoiling anything, but Cruise’s character, agent Ethan Hunt and his unit in the IMF, take on ridiculous missions that, dare I say it, appear impossible. Hence the name of the organization… the Impossible Mission Force. Over the course of the several MI movies, Hunt and the team are given a mission and, indeed, make the impossible POSSIBLE.
I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of times over the course of the year, heck, life in general, where I have been tasked with something that I am convinced is completely impossible.
Fix disorganized youth group? Impossible.
Senior Seminar paper? Impossible.
Student teaching? Impossible.
Moving out and living on my own? Impossible.
Starting my new job? Impossible.
LIFE? …. Impossible!
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While I’m certainly no Ethan Hunt, I’m here to tell you that, guess what? Nothing is impossible.
Granted, I guess I should be honest here that I am preaching to the choir. I still believe pretty strongly that it’s going to be very difficult for me to get through my first year of teaching, let alone life in general. However, and I apologize for the cliché thought, but I also believe that nothing is impossible for God.
God loves us so much. He does not give us anything that we cannot handle. He has led us down the path that He has placed before us and equipped us with all of the tools that we require to get the job done.
It is difficult to trust in the amazing things that someone can do without communicating with them, so keep your relationship with Christ alive through prayer. Personally, I feel extremely awkward about praying for myself… asking for graces to get me through the things that I struggle with. But you know what? I got the clearest answer to prayer after a week long of deeply personal prayer. Never feel weird to bring your problems or concerns to Christ, thinking He knows already. Not only have I felt personal peace reflecting on it all, I know how much He wants to hear it all from me!
While we may not accomplish our tasks with the flair of Tom Cruise, a close personal relationship with Christ will ensure that none of our missions are impossible.
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