This weekend i saw this lovely movie (the title of my post). The one Will Smith and his son stared in. The suffering in the movie was meant to be much and i kept thinking to myself, why wouldnt the father (Will Smith) just get a cleaning job or a job in Mcdonalds (its always easy and available). I kept shouting and getting angry that " a man's got to do what he's got to do". Things were so hard that the son's daycare taught him to spell Happiness as "happyness". They couldnt afford a proper day care or neighbourhood. To top it all up wife left. I didnt even blame her cos her husband frustrated her. He would never be there to look after the son so she can go do her 2nd job. And he wasn't bringing money home after depriving her of going out to work.i still think she should have stood by her man though cos if they were together for the 6 months the guy was an intern, things would have been easier.
Anyway there was a lesson in that movie for me. Perseverance, to know what you want, believe in it and pursue it with all you have. If that guy had done what the ordinary man would do, ie get a cleaning job or whatever just to go by. He probably would have gotten comfortable and limited himself.
In the end of the movie the guy became a stock broker, he went on to open his own business etc etc.
It is important for for us to hold on, even when it seems things arent going the way we hope. Sometimes i look back at myself just 3 years ago. With no place to call my own and a low down paying job. Fighting to go back to a country i loved and still love so much, Limiting myself and playing God. And i see how far i have come, i know God has always prepared a place for me, but i was too impatient to hold on.
The message is simple HOLD ON!