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Fools in Love

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2013 by eliseway

I don’t know about you but I had watched this movie long time ago with the Robert Redford version but this new one gave me some more insights on the importance of not getting connected with the wrong person. Not to spoil the events from the movie but The Great Gatsby is about a poor guy who became rich to win the heart of a rich, rich girl who got married to another rich, rich guy. The main character, Jay Gatsby, was a man of humble beginninings who fell in love with this rich girl Daisy who to me represented prosperity and fulfillment to him. So much so that he did anything possibly to become rich enough to be able to take care of Daisy. The problem is, Daisy got tired of waiting and married a rich guy because money was more important than love. But Jay Gatsby was so in love with her still that he bought a house across from her and threw lavish parties so she could come over in order for their love affair to continue once more. Now let’s pause for a moment here and see what is exactly wrong with this scenarios because the ending is sad and tragic because Jay Gatsby loves a person that doesn’t even warrant that kind of devotion.  I remember a quote in the movie and book that Daisy says that she hopes her daughter “be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Well, there were many fools in love in this movies that ended up in death, heartache, and regrets. After, I saw the movie, I kept thinking how we can love people so much that don’t even love us with the same measure nor reciprocate that love. What the narrator said about Gatsby is that he was such a man of hope and that he hope to win the love of his life back now that he was rich and live a truly fulfilling life. The problem with that picture is that he spent all his time focus on one object that turned out to be his downfall. How many people have lost their minds, spirits, souls, and bodies falling in love with the wrong person and believing they are the soulmates we have longed for. Jay Gatsby pined and love this girl for 5 years before he saw her again and acting nervous and scared when he met her again. He never thought about the fact that she got married, didn’t wait for him and seem to think doing nothing is better than doing something. He never thought about that maybe she didn’t love him the way he loved her otherwise she wouldn’t have betrayed him at the end of the story. I think we sometimes put too much on a human being who can be unpredictable and unreliable especially when it comes to love. Imagine if Jay Gatsby had put all that energy and devotion to God, how better his life would have been and that a person can’t be our all and all. The author F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote the book back in 1925 wrote such a profound books that delved into the decadence of the world, the immorality of the rich and poor and how money can’t buy love nor happiness. Sounds like today’s time right?

That Power!

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction, Social media, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by eliseway

I want to express my gratitude for people who can handle fiery trials and pressures with a good spirit and not want to resort to using profane language or visiting happy hour(not Sonics) to wash down the stress. I had a profound statement given to me by a young 24 year old gentlemen who lost his entire family at the age of 12 but managed to pursue a college, football career and teach youth about making good decisions. What he said to me made me think about how its important to not let any circumstance or what you go through make you start acting like a plum fool even when you have every right to do so. The young man said that in every situation or circumstance that we go through in this life is 10%what happened but the other 90% is how you respond to it. He said that your attitude is going to determine how you handle the situation in a positive or negative manner. Sometimes our breakthroughs and miracles in God come from having a good attitude and not wanting to fussticate ( complain and gripe without using bad words). In every situation that we go through, we do have choice on how we respond to it and the I always believe that the true essence of that person will be revealed in the midst of a trial or crisis. Meaning, you will know who that person truly is that’s not hiding behind a smile, good works, good talks, good blogs, or preaching the gospel. That can be scary when you thought the person was inherently good and had a good spirit until the trials of life start putting some fire on their behind and you start seeing a crybaby, Linda Blair from The Exorcist, or having a pity-me party. I have come to realize that not everyone responds to the storms of life with a positive or joyful look which comes from prayer. Without prayer, you are going to be cuckoo for cocoa puffs with the way this life throws curveballs and knocks you literally downs sometimes. If I didn’t talk to God and allow Him to strengthen me and encourage with His Word, I could easily be having a sip of Mojito at Pappasitos(good mexican food, people really go their to drink) and saying,”Bump this!” You will have notions to want to quit, thrown in the towel or gripe about how what happen to you isn’t fair but its doesn’t change the situation. One thing I have realized is that you have to change how you handle the situation because some things will be out of your control. Life is unpredictable and changes quickly but one thing is for certain, my attitude makes the difference. Don’t think you won’t have moments of wanting to go to an island, leave everything, and eat on the land but embrace every circumstance as a chance to get stronger and develop a better character.God will give you the strength to endure things that most people would be in those special places with straightjackets sipping on special KoolAid because they couldn’t handle it. I always believe that God knows each person can handle and allows these situations to arise to bring out the greatness that He knows lies within us. He also likes to test us to see where we are spiritually and where we need to be matured or developed in some areas. I maybe feeling like this situation is not right and wondering will I make it through it but when it’s over, I told God that if this is what it takes to be better, stronger, and anointing, “I’ll pay it gladly” (quote from movie,”Equilibrium” with Christian Bale). Which brings me to a song that was quite positive that I heard from Will I Am with Justin Beiber called “That Power,” that you got the power to get through anything and whatever comes your way should make you stronger to overcome. 

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