Today I am reminded of a movie called “Tears of the Sun.” In this movie the country was on the brink of a Civil War. A.K. Waters, (Bruce Willis) was assigned to lead a team of soldiers into the Nigerian jungle to rescue Dr Lena Kendricks. That was his mission in the movie. He shares the mission with her but she does not want to leave her patients to be slaughtered by rebels. A.K. Waters witnesses all the great work she is doing to help the refugees and decides to help bring her and refugees to safety. Stay with me here, it’s a great movie..
So as they set out on the mission there are bombs and bullets flying everywhere. The most powerful statement in this movie was when it was time to cross over the border and A.K. Waters tells the Dr. and refugee, “Go, I will hold the frontline”. A.K. Waters and his soldiers were being shot, he was losing some of his men in the crossfire. Yet determined he and his soldiers aligned themselves in one unison to “Hold that Frontline”. A.K. Waters knew the mission and it did not matter what was coming at them as long as he completed the assignment that was given to him.
This made me reflect on how many times in our life do we lose the fight in us because there is a battle going on. We see the bombs, the bullets flying and everything is so loud and scary that we stop moving. I recall one of the those battles in my life where I was on the brink of a divorce. My husband and I had a very tough upbringing and we brought that baggage into our marriage. We were losing the fight and sought counseling and even in our counseling we were cutting each others throats with our words. I wanted nothing more than to hurt him the way I felt he hurt me. I wanted him to feel my pain and the pain of my past. I was spewing hate and was angry at God for all I had endured. I wanted nothing more than to walk away from marriage. That’s when God sent in an A.K. Waters along my way and some soldiers to help and they saw the mission in my life and decided to “Hold the Frontline”.
When I think of this I think of our friends and loved ones that may be going through their own battle in life and feel they are losing the fight. That is where we come in and “Hold the Frontline”, we hold their hands up and pray and fight when they are losing hope and are wanting to quit.
Are you feeling defeated today or losing the battle in your life? I am here to encourage you and let you know, you are not alone. I am praying for you, I want to be able to “Hold the Frontline” for you. Praying that God will send you some reinforcement like an A.K. Waters, to hold your hands up when you feel like your losing the will to fight. God knows the mission in your life, so do not lose hope! Your not meant to fight this battle alone!
- What is it that your facing today?
- Is is time to call some reinforcement in?
- Pick up the phone and call that person that comes to mind that you can share what is going on.
If this ministered to you today or you know of someone who needs this, please help me share it to your friends and love ones. Leave a comment if you’re needing prayer. It would bring me so much joy to come alongside and be praying for you!
God bless you!
Carrier’s of Hope
Breathing Hope one Life at a Time