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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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Will It!


“We put so much on skill, and not enough on will.”  Michael Irvin
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10
Will:  expressing facts about ability or capacity: a rock so light that it will float on water | your tank will hold about 26 gallons.”  New Oxford American Dictionary
“Je n'ai pas peur des soldats, car ma route m' a été ouverte, et si les soldats viennent, j'ai Dieu, mon Seigneur, qui saura comment libérer la route qui mène à Sieur le Dauphin. C'est pour cela que je fus nais.”  Translated, “I'm not afraid of the soldiers, for my road was opened, and if the soldiers come, I have God, my Lord, who knows how to free the road to the Sieur Dauphin. That's why I was born.”  Those words spoken by Jeanne d'Arc became what is known as her most famous quote which is usually truncated to simply, “I am not afraid...  I was born to do this.”  After decades of war that tore France apart, it took a 17 year old woman with courage, conviction, and will to turn the tide against the English and Burgundies.  Joan of Arc became a commander of a French army when she was only 17 years old.  Naturally, she was doubted and excluded from meetings with other military leaders.  Nevertheless, she achieved great and undoubted success.  Some claim that she was merely an inspirational leader, other scholars sight evidence from her opponents that she was a feared and respected military tactician.  But after being shot in the neck with an arrow and continuing to fight, there’s no doubt she was tough.  And after leading a perennially defeated French army to eventually reclaim French authority, there’s no doubt she was an effective leader.  We all will be doubted, and our skills will be questioned, but it’s up to us and our Creator to determine our ability, and our ability is determined by will more than anything.  Remember, it wasn’t oratory skills that gave Helen Keller the ability to inspire so many, and it wasn’t her sharp eyesight that gave her the ability to learn so much by reading books.  No, she was in fact blind and deaf, it was her will that inspired, encouraged, and for lack of better words, willed her to accomplish what she did.  Then again, maybe it was her inability to hear her nay sayers that gave her the ability to will.  Whatever it is we’re supposed to accomplish in life, there’s a good chance it has little to do with our natural abilities and everything to do with our will.  
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?
Thanks for reading.
Jake

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