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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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Opportunities of Imagination


"No great man ever complains of want of opportunities."  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  Matthew 7:7-8
Tenure:  "the act, right, manner, or term of holding something"  Merriam-Webster Dictionary 
Not many ever imagine or dream of a world worse than the status quo.  Imagination most often creates dreams of a future full of opportunities and advantages greater than what they currently are.  When we were kids our imaginations were boundless, we dreamt of walking in space, exploring the unknown, and diving to the deepest parts of the oceans.  But as we grew older, and our dreams were systematically smashed by so called “realities,” we forgot to dream and our imaginations began to dwindle.  For those whose imaginations remain active the world still seems to be captive. “ After all,” they might say, “Imagination created automobiles, lightbulbs, and airplanes.  Men and women have walked in space, explored the intricacies of the atomic structure, and dove to great depths because of it.”  And those who would say that are right.  Imagination has always been the driver of innovation, and I think it’s about time we begin to use it for motivation.  Let's hold on to our imaginations for dear life and see what opportunities they can afford us.  And remember, through Christ we have an everlasting tenure to a place greater than the greatest imagination can conjure. 
Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone today?
  2. What act of kindness did I perform today?
  3. What did I learn today?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  6. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thank you for reading.
Jake

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