EPISODE IV
Encouragement


At some point in every man’s life, we’ve wanted to quit something. Maybe it’s a career, a team, the military, maybe even a marriage. Left on our own, we will continue to rationalize until quitting is the best option. It’s the path of least resistance, and the consequences really don’t mean a whole lot when staring at defeat.

Gene Kranz, the flight director for the Apollo 13 mission, said more than once that “Failure is not an option”. In the middle of a failing mission, with nearly no chance of rescuing three astronauts from certain death after a catastrophic equipment failure in space, Kranz refused to let his team quit. And the astronauts made it back to Earth alive.

Without someone urging us on, telling us that we can make it no matter how dire the outcome, we will ultimately give up. We’re tired, we’re defeated and we’re alone.

Every man needs another man pushing him to superhuman limits, regardless of the circumstances. Failure is not an option.


Movie Clip: Facing the Giants – ©2006 Provident Films/Sherwood Productions
Video Locations: Sherwood Christian Academy
Albany, Georgia
Total Run Time: 14:33
Facilitator’s Guide: Download

EPISODE IV
Encouragement


At some point in every man’s life, we’ve wanted to quit something. Maybe it’s a career, a team, the military, maybe even a marriage. Left on our own, we will continue to rationalize until quitting is the best option. It’s the path of least resistance, and the consequences really don’t mean a whole lot when staring at defeat.

Gene Kranz, the flight director for the Apollo 13 mission, said more than once that “Failure is not an option”. In the middle of a failing mission, with nearly no chance of rescuing three astronauts from certain death after a catastrophic equipment failure in space, Kranz refused to let his team quit. And the astronauts made it back to Earth alive.

Without someone urging us on, telling us that we can make it no matter how dire the outcome, we will ultimately give up. We’re tired, we’re defeated and we’re alone.

Every man needs another man pushing him to superhuman limits, regardless of the circumstances. Failure is not an option.


Movie Clip: Facing the Giants – ©2006 Provident Films/Sherwood Productions
Video Locations: Sherwood Christian Academy
Albany, Georgia
Total Run Time: 14:33
Facilitator’s Guide: Download