In May 2020, There was this craze about a movie called The Train and I decided to see it, here’s 6+1 lessons I learned from the movie.
- You can’t be a thief and a horrible liar. Let’s face it, Mike Bamiloye was a horrible liar when he was little, lol. It was so funny how his default response was “I didn’t steal your money” when that wasn’t even the question asked. That was pure humour for me, but let’s move on to more important lessons.
- Put absolute trust in God: There are times we tend to put out trust in men. I’m not saying we shouldn’t trust people, but do not limit your trust to people. Do not depend so much on what someone will do for you that when they fail to do it, all hope is lost. I got this from the scene where Mount Zion was about to launch their ministry and magazine. Putting trust in his sister to provide the money they needed turned out to be futile. At the end of the day, she didn’t have it. God who called us to ministry will always provide for us, and we shouldn’t worry about a thing.
- All things are working for my good: a line from Intentional by Travis Greene, also Romans 8:28. As a child of God who loves Him and is called according to His purpose. To know Him and make Him known. To do His good will-you have to believe that everything will work together for your good, no matter the situation. Whoosh! That was a word for me right there!
- Always listen to what God says: in a large noisy world, it’s easy to drown out the voice of God. It’s easy to forget why you started something, it’s easy to want to please people over God. I’ll use myself as an example, this blog is for God and continued for that purpose. When I started out, I KNEW this was what I was supposed to do but along the line, I got so drawn into getting my blog out there. This is not a bad thing, but it took my focus off the main purpose of the blog, you know? And recently, God said to remember. “Remember why you started”, I have remembered and I will run with that purpose.
- Seek Him first before anything: I know, I know, you want to tell your best friend first. I do too, and I do it most times. But God’s opinion is the best opinion you need. If someone comes to me for advice and I can’t give it, I tell them to talk to God. Talking to God about situations in our lives should be a common practice. And I’m willing to practise that, are you?
- If you’re into ministry, marry someone that shares your goal: this is if you want to get married, of course. A dean in my school once said, “In life, you’re running a race. If you see someone going in the same direction as you are at the same speed, hold the person and run together.” I can never forget that because it’s so important. If your spouse doesn’t understand the ministry you’re called to, I won’t be the first person to tell you how hard that’ll be. You need a support system.
- You can never be too bad for God. Contrary to my first point, Mike Bamiloye is now a minister of God, making Christian movies. He wasn’t always for God, the movie depicts his story. He did some mischievous things as a child, but God! That’s all there is to say. But God. There is no sin too dark or too deep for God to reach. He is always there with open arms to accept WHOSOEVER is willing to follow Him. It’s a choice you have to make, and He won’t make it for you. But when you say “yes”, your life changes for the better.
So dear friend, those are 6+1 lessons I learned from the movie, The Train. Can you relate to anyone? Did you learn anything else? Did you cry at the end, or ant any part? Let’s talk about this.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you can watch it on YouTube.
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