May The Force be with you…

“…No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus

In the Star Wars saga the “something” that was within the Jedi that they used to push back against the evil in the world was called “The Force”. The Jedi trained to be able to channel the Force and draw strength from it. In the real world that we live in, that something that is within us is called faith. Through prayer and belief we call upon the force of our faith to help us get through tough situations  – the world pushing against us.

Just as The Force in Start Wars was not a passive thing (like a force field that wards off the bad), but rather is called upon and used in an active manner by the Jedi warriors, we must also call upon and put our faith into action. In the movie the evil was called “the Dark Side”, in life we often say that it is the Devil at work.

Believing in the Force was necessary in order to use it. Believing in God is necessary to use Him in your life. It must be a lonely feeling indeed to be in a pickle in life and not have a belief in God to turn to for strength.

So, pray not that nothing bad will ever happen to you (that’s just not realistic); but, rather, pray that God be with you and help you make good decisions and strengthen you in the actions that you must take. Don’t just stand there and let life push you around, use the force of God to find the strength and courage to push back. Just as darkness vanishes in the light of the sun, evil shrinks away in the light of the Son – Jesus.

In the Star Wars movies the phrase “May the Force be with you” was used quite often. In real life phrases like “God Speed” or “Peace be with you” are often used in reference to our faith. We do not have light sabers in real life, but it has been said that the word is mightier than the sword and we do have the Words in our Bibles.

So let that something in you out and use it to help you push back against the challenges that life may throw your way. May the Force of God be with you and the light of the Son illuminate your way.

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