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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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Friday, January 28, 2011

Optimism Through Purpose, January 28, 2011

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” Harry Truman

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. Genesis 45:4-7

Factotum: “an employee who does all kinds of work” New Oxford American Dictionary

Isn't it amazing how Joseph was able to see God working in his life through all the challenges and hardships he endured? I am continually amazed at the way Joseph, through all his hardships, knew and understood that he was a factotum of God and was able to realize the purpose God had for him. What if in all our life challenges we were able to see what Joseph saw? What if like Joseph we were all able to realize that God has a purpose for our lives? It is my sincere belief that working for God and realizing His purpose is the best way possible to become that “continual optimist.” Let's all strive to have the faith Joseph had and use the events, good or bad, in our lives as stepping stones for God's work instead of stumbling blocks towards our own success.

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