Throw everything you are into achieving the goal

Job 39:22

He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing, he does not shy away from the sword. NIV

I saw the new Disney movie, Secretariat, yesterday. It was beautifully done.

Mid-way through, my husband remarked, “It’s hard to create suspense around a story that everyone already knows the end to.”  He was right, but Disney managed it.

One of the nicest things about the movie was how it began.  You are watching the horse while Diane Lane reads this passage from Job.  Here, God asks Job in verse 19, “Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with flowing mane?” NIV

The movie is, of course, a celebration of the horse, but, it also makes clear the role God had in creating such a magnificent creature.

And, I love the larger message of this movie … set goals for yourself that seem impossible to achieve … run the race to the best of your ability and put everything you are into achieving what you believe in.

God made the horse without fear.  Not so with me.

But, He’s given me a roadmap for success and gifted me with all the tools to achieve it.

I am not afraid.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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