I don’t go to the movies much.
But my wife had been wanting to see “I Can Only Imagine” — and my friend, Mark, recommended it — so we went.
I’m glad we did…
It’s a hope-filled story about what God’s grace can do to turn lives around and bring people to their God-given potential.
The story also communicates a specific and important message:
Realizing your potential might involve taking care of some business first.
*minor spoiler alert*
When Bart Millard was stuck in his singing his career, God showed him that he needed to deal with his bitterness toward his abusive father.
Dealing with that bitterness wasn’t easy, but when God showed Bart His ability to transform his dad’s life, he reconciled with him.
After that, things really came together for Bart… his gifts, his relationship with God, and his relationship with others were all in sync.
And when that happened, things took off for him.
The big takeaway?
God may want any one of us to deal with some issues before He can really use us as He intends.
So when we’re aware of those issues, we ought to address them.