Break Every Chain!!

I would like to introduce you to a very SPECIAL group of people. Do the names Dr. Jonathan Crane, Edward Nigma, Selina Kyle, Harvey Dent, Dr. Pamela Isley, Oswald Cobblepot, or Dr. Victor Fries, ring a bell? 

I didn’t think they would. These are the names of some really outstanding people who achieved some very noteworthy accomplishments. 

These people, like us had dreams, aspirations, and desires, but SOMETHING HAPPENED. It reminds me of a line of scripture in the book of Job chapter one and verse thirteen. The scripture begins with the words, “and there came a day.” Shortly after, all HELL broke loose.

It’s CRAZY how one day you can be traveling in a car named Destiny, on your way to somewhere good, godly, and great, and your world be T-boned and side swiped by an evil hit and run driver. It spins your ENTIRE LIFE around in circles, and leaves you and your future TOTALED. 

 Now here you sit, devastated in a pile of shattered glass and tangled metal with no police or ambulance assistance to help you. It’s your job to free yourself, nurse your injuries, and walk home. How do respond? How do you recover? 

Dr. Jonathan Crane, Edward Nigma, Selina Kyle, Harvey Dent, Dr. Pamela Isley, Oswald Cobblepot, and Dr. Victor Fries, all responded, but RESPONDED in the WRONG WAY.  

Because of mistreatment, rejection, childhood abandonment, deformity, abuse, career failure, assault, and loss of a loved one, this group of people decided to turn to evil.  

How can power for good turn into evil? Look around you. The funny thing about comic book and movie characters are, we identify so well with them. WE either LIVE with them, around them, or we are them.

We know the Joker(a failed comedian struggling to care of his pregnant wife who died), the Penguin(abandoned by parents because of his deformity), Cat Woman(orphaned), the Riddler (rejected), Poison Ivy(abused and disrespected), and all of us know Two-face(who face was handsome on one side but disfigured on the other.) 

If you deny you’ve seen these people, I bet you know Backstabber, the Gold Digger, Stone Cold Heart, and the User. 

We see these people everyday. People who have been mistreated, abandoned, attacked, and abused by others. Instead of receiving GOD’s HEALING, they choose to REMAIN MAD, BITTER, and VINDICTIVE. Their pain pushed them to become something other than what was planned in the beginning. 

I know it HAPPENED and it HURT, but choose to join the SUPER FRIENDS and not the LEGION OF DOOM!!

2016 IS YOUR YEAR!! We need you on the WINNING SIDE!!




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  1. I’ve been on both sides. Dealt an unfair hand and was an Elite member of the Legion of Doom. I only take credit for 1/2 of my dark side— the other side was the picture others wanted to paint of me—- I figured, if you want to make me the bad guy, I can show you how great of a bad guy I can be!!! —- but the Blood! My heart changed from cold to warm because of the love, grace, and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ!

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  2. I’m loving this. Great blog bud. I’m joining the Super Friends! It’s our time! 2016


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  3. Good stuff.
    You need to acknowledge DC Comics(c) by crediting the photo illustration

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  4. Yes Lord! Break every chain! The real question at hand is ” do you want to be free” ? For example, some prisoners who’ve been locked up for years are released and have a strange desire to go back (Shawshank Redemption).
    Jesus asked the lame man if he wanted to be made whole. Unfortunately some people feel comfortable in their distress, insecurities, misfortunes, etc. It’s there place of normality and very familiar to them. Let’s desire greater people! The only way this can be achieved is if hope is visible and what greater hope is the King of Kings? Great blog!


  5. What a great blog and reflection on how we can allow our circumstances to change our hearts. When our focus is directed on the pain, we become painful to deal with. Once upon a time in everyone’s life, something will not go right. This should not be the defining moment of your life. The defining moment in each person’s life should be on the steps one take after the trauma or tragedy.


  6. Hero or villain?? It’s all up to you. Take Superman… Orphaned and shipped to another planet. Wonder Woman, an Amazon Princess, a woman among alpha men and Batman, family murdered. We all have a story. It is our choice what side we choose. Do we allow this thing called life and adversity to allow us to be that villain or do we rise up, dust off and be that hero. No one looks up to and wants to be that villain. We all have a choice. I choose HERO!! Just as I choose Christ.. Another Hero.

    Very good blog Pastor!!!


  7. This article touched my heart and actually opened my eyes to situations and people around me but i thank God for his coverage.

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