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don’t lose your faith! – Moneyball January 6, 2012

Posted by lumierre9 in movies, values of life.
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Billy Beane is a former baseball player who chose the baseball career over entering Stanford University with a scholarship after being scouted and offered a contract by a famous baseball club. however, his career didn’t go as smooth as he thought and finally he decided to take the path of being a General Manager (GM) of Oakland A’s baseball club. the club is struggling to win the championship with their very limited budget because in the world of baseball, rich teams rules. they can buy any players they want with the money they have, while poor teams can only try to survive with what they have.

his decision to take a brave step to build the team based on the players’ statistics, inspired by an economics graduate whom he hired as his assistant, was strongly opposed by everyone in the team, who still have a hold on the “classic” way of seeing a player based on intuition or outer looks. not giving up, he tried all he can to prove his method until finally he brought the team to break the record of winning the most game consecutively and everyone starts to acknowledge it.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. -Hebrews 11:1 [NLT]

i think what Billy did is the same with what we call faith. we hope for something, we believe in something, although actually we still don’t know what will happen, but we still keep it. people might think we are foolish to believe something that is unseen, or can’t be proved, or can’t be explained logically. but if we know what we believe in, just have the confidence and don’t mind what people say or think about us. we might not be able to prove or explain it at the moment, but there will be the time when everything is made clear, so don’t lose your faith!

another point mentioned in the movie is another decision that Billy made in the end of the story. a very difficult choice between money and his dream. his final choice might not look good for other people, but he still keeps walking through his decision and not regretting it.

in our life, we might encounter many difficult choices like that. just follow our heart to make that decision, and whatever it is, and however it would turn out to be, don’t regret that decision. but of course, involve God also in making the decision and keep believing that God will do His part in it.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. -Romans 8:28 [NLT]

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