In honor of homecomings all across the nation, especially Dixon High School (Go Dukes!), for this edition of Feel-Good Friday I share with you the death crawl scene from Facing the Giants.
According to IMDB “Facing the Giants” from 2006 is an action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure.
In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation.
When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear.
My closing thoughts are simply these…
We are capable of much more than we often believe we are. We are capable of achieving great things. It’s not who we are that holds us back…it’s who we think we’re not. We are all exceptional at something.
No matter how self-motivated you may be we all do better with a great Coach guiding, cheering, nudging and correcting us to give everything we’ve got rather than everything we feel like giving.