I finally got around to seeing "The Social Network" this weekend. I loved this movie. The story of the founding of FB is quite intriguing to me.
The one line in the movie that I can’t seem to shake is toward the end when Eduardo tells Mark that he better lawyer up because “I’m not coming back for 30%, I’m coming back for everything!”
I’m coming back for everything.
This reminds me so much of my theme for 2011: Restoration.
For me, restoration refers to restitution of something taken away or lost.
I lost quite a bit over the years. I lost myself. I lost the love I used to have for myself. There were times when I lost my dignity. I lost my intuition. I lost my self-confidence. I lost my sense of security. I allowed people and circumstances to run roughshod over me and the scars run deep. I allowed the thoughts and opinions of others to diminish my own until it got to the point where I couldn’t even trust my own opinion anymore.
I forgive myself for that. Now it’s time to get back what belongs to me. And I’m not going back to get 30%, I’m going back for everything!
I love Isaiah 61 where the prophet speaks of bringing good news to the oppressed. I especially love verse 7 which says: Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
I believe that God will restore everything that I lost back to me. Not only that, I should be expecting a double portion.
Now that’s something to smile about.