You Cannot Be Defeated
We all go through hardship and difficulty at some point of our lives. We feel crushed and broken, we don’t see how we could be well and be whole again. But don’t be intimidated, God can turn pain, frustration and desperation of a man into hope, faith and victory. We cannot be defeated, we were born to win. Yes, as David said in Psalm 41:11, “By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.”
Born to Win is based on real life story of a troubled man Leon Terblanche who has been raised in North Africa by a cruel stepfather and his mother. Haunt by his painful past, he is confronted with the question: Where is God? But in the end of the story, Leon finds God once again and shows that no matter how broken you are, you cannot be defeated. “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”– 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
In this film, we will discover that no matter how the hard knocks of life hit us, we cannot be defeated as long as we trust God. The problems we are facing may seem big, tough and powerful, but remember, God is more than able to deliver us from them all. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”– Psalm 46:1-2 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” -Psalm 34:19
Born to Win is a film that we can relate to in many ways, this is not only the story of Leon Terblanche, but it is our story, too. We will learn that everything happens for a reason. “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” –Romans 8:28.
This film is a great reminder that we were not born to be defeated, but we were born to win. Full surrender to God means victory. In God, you cannot be defeated.