Monday, February 7, 2011

Double for your Trouble

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.

3 comments:

TJ said...

That IS something to smile about.

Sandstone said...

The things that you lost were necessary so that new reinvented or recreated you could arise from the ashes. Behold all things are new and now, You shall receive beauty for your ashes (that is part of the double portion that will manifest in your life.

Keep smiling!

btw..I have not seen the movie yet, but it is on my list.

LadyLee said...

Now that's a GREAT piece of scripture to hold on to. Really though.