Lessons from The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings is a classic. So many life lessons can be learned from examining just one of the many characters in these novels.

The greatest lesson I have learned is that through Jesus, I’m capable of more than I thought. Just like Frodo, God calls us to take many journeys. Journeys full of danger, pain, sorrow, and maybe even death. Most often we don’t feel qualified or capable. Like Frodo, parts of the journey become too hard to bear and we contemplate bailing.

The sacrifice is too much and sorrow surrounds us immobilizing our efforts. We cry, we ask God why He chose us for such a task. We ask Him to pass this cup from us because we can’t possibly see the outcome as favorable. We realize we may not survive. But He speaks across our hearts whispering to do His will and go with Him. He promises to be with us and carry our burden when it’s too much to bear.

He is our Samwise Gamgee.

And though we cannot see it, this journey will create hope and healing for the great many people. Many will come to Christ through Jesus if we accept the journey from Him. So don’t be afraid to be used. Be honored and know that whatever journey God calls you take, He will make you capable through Jesus.

Question: Has God sent you on a journey you’ve been reluctant to accept?

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Nichole Hall

Nichole is a writer, wife and a mom. Raising a family while coping with a chronic illness and doing it with a WILLING heart! Only with the Lord is this possible! She is Treasurer for ACFW Arkansas and has held the office of Secretary in the past.

5 thoughts on “Lessons from The Lord of the Rings”

  1. I’ve had those moments. I’m thankful God is loyal and I can always turn to him like a steadfast friend.

  2. Wisely said, Nichole! I especially like this line, “…through Jesus, I’m capable of more than I thought.” Through Jesus. I can do all things Through Christ, not on my own!

  3. Too many!!!!!! Loved this Nichole. And you’re so right, I couldn’t do half the things I do without Jesus. In fact, when I get mired down and I take a good look at what’s going on, I realize that I’ve been trying to do it all by myself. Turning my back on Christ’s extended hand in fact, like I could really do anything on my own! Hard lesson to learn for me, and I’m so grateful He is patient.

  4. I’m not sure, but I’m sure He will in the future 😉 I had never realized how important Sam Gamgee was in the stories before reading your many posts. I love the comparison between us and God and Frodo and Samwise Gamgee 🙂

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