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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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Keep Positive, January 25, 2011

"Men's best successes come after their disappointments."  Henry Ward Beecher

But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.  And the keeper of the prison put Jeseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison.  Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it.  The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the Lord was with him.  And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.  Genesis 39:21-23

Indomitable:  "impossible to subdue or defeat"  New Oxford American Dictionary

Joseph is the quintessential example of success through adversity.  He found success in Potiphar's house after being sold as a servant to him and he found success after being thrown in jail on charges of raping Potiphar's wife.  Joseph did not enjoy the things that happened to him and the situations he found himself in but he must have had an indomitably positive attitude and willingness to work because in every situation he was able to far surpass what would be expected of someone in his predicament.  Normally you would hear a speech about improving ourselves to the status of Joseph, but the good news is we can't.  Let me clarify.  It wasn't Joseph who was responsible for his success, it was his trust in God that gave him the ability to keep a positive attitude and accomplish what he did.  When we put our trust in God and allow Him to work in our lives He has a way of blessing us in every way beyond what we could ever imagine accomplishing ourselves.  Let's put our faith in God and trust that He has a purpose for our lives and see where he can lead us.

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