The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Finding Strength, January 16, 2011

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24

Venture: “a risky or daring journey or undertaking” New Oxford American Dictionary

I dreamed a dream in time gone by...” Those opening song lyrics from a “Les Miserables" thrust an unlikely Scottish woman into the world spotlight and a lump into millions of throats. Success and fame followed quickly, and it was a struggle for her to cope with it at times. To get where she's at now required courage and strength. She had to accept a venture that she had little experience and no success in, but she had a dream to sing and the talent to pull it off and that is what she did. Like Susan Boyle, we all have talents for success, and weaknesses that distract from them. But what if instead of focusing on our weaknesses, we focused on our strengths and let the struggles that come with venturing after them grow our character and build our success? We will all undoubtable fail and feel like no one cares but remember Susan Boyle didn't win “Britain's Got Talent” and afterwords she felt as though no one wanted to hear her sing again, obviously that was not true, but she did not surrender and her loss gave her the strength to cope with future struggles as a celebrity. Let's take advantage of our struggles, learn from our failures, and remember who we're really serving to ensure a successful future.

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