Men on a Mission: It Truly is a Wonderful Life

By Jeff Wittmer

by Danielle Dolin

One of our favorite holiday films, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” takes us on a poignant journey with George Bailey, a man on the verge of despair who discovers the profound impact of his existence. This classic film encourages us to reflect on the significance of our lives, emphasizing the ripple effect our actions can have on those around us.

George’s selflessness and sacrifices have resonated with audiences for generations. In our own lives, we often encounter challenges and setbacks that make us question our purpose. Yet, like George, we may overlook the countless lives we touch in small, meaningful ways. The film prompts us to consider the value of relationships and the impact of our choices.

George Bailey’s life takes an unexpected turn when he sees what life would be like if he had never been born. This powerful revelation underscores the truth that every person plays a unique role in the lives of others. As we navigate our own journeys, it’s easy to become ensnared by the pressures of success and achievement. “It’s a Wonderful Life” challenges us to redefine success and find purpose in the seemingly ordinary moments of our lives.

George Bailey’s story invites us to appreciate the richness of relationships, the warmth of community, and the beauty of selflessness. In times of struggle or doubt, may we draw inspiration from George Bailey’s resilience and the love surrounding him. Let us recognize that our lives are interwoven with those of family, friends, and even strangers, creating a tapestry of shared experiences.

As we celebrate the season and reflect on the message of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” may we be reminded that our lives, no matter how ordinary they may seem, have the potential to bring joy, hope, and love to those around us. Embracing our unique roles in the larger narrative of humanity lets us find purpose in everyday moments and cultivate a spirit of gratitude for the wonderful life we’ve been given.


Jeff Wittmer is a Certified Life Coach, entrepreneur, and trainer of coaches and leaders. He founded Burning Bush Life Coaching and California Coaching Collaborative, which offers Certification Credentials for Life Coaches. In addition to coaching, Jeff has been a lead pastor, church planter, motivational speaker, and most recently, an instructor at Bethel School of Ministry in Redding, California, where he lives with his lovely wife, Sheri, and the rest of his crew. Jeff’s goal as a communicator is to awaken people to their God-given brilliance, raising their spiritual intelligence and empowering them to live a more abundant and vibrant life.

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