Sylvester Stallone was just a BROKE “wannabe” actor scratching out WILD ideas for a movie script on his yellow legal pads.
With leading men at the time like, Robert Redford, Ryan O’Neal, James Caan and Burt Reynolds; the studios were not the least bit interested in buying Stallone’s script, especially if it meant casting him (a complete NOBODY) in the leading role. But that WAS the deal!
No one else could see the things he could SEE…but he had hope.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Voted the “Best Picture of the Year”, “Rocky” became the highest grossing film in 1976 earning $225 million dollars worldwide and making Sylvester Stallone a SUPERSTAR!
You have to start with HOPE…and then fight to STAND!
If there was no FIGHT, the Bible would never have told us to put on the whole armor of God!
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
“STAND therefore…” Ephesians 6:13-14 (NKJV)
NOT move…but STAND! If it were EASY, everyone would do it. But we have hope in God!
“You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued my enemies under my feet.” Psalm 18:39 (NLT)
The CEILING that we can’t reach today will be the PLATFORM beneath our feet tomorrow!
Don’t learn the skills to just survive. Go THROUGH. Rise ABOVE.
Don’t give up…it’s worth the FIGHT!!!