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 8, 2012

Living our Purpose

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Edmund Hillary

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

Askance: “with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval” New Oxford American Dictionary

To be sure, no one has ever been, is now, or ever will be perfect. But we can all be perfect representations of God's purpose for us. Consider a duck, while on dry ground they're clumsy and seemingly uncoordinated, and if that's all we ever saw of them it would be easy to look at them with askance. They would exemplify the name “ugly duckling.” But put a duck in water and they form a natural and graceful bond with the surface, put them in the air and they can inspire awe and wonder. If a Red-Breasted Merganser being recorded flying 100 miles per hour doesn't inspire you, maybe the fact that an airliner flying at 21,000 feet once struck a Mallard will. If that doesn't do it, I'm sure the migration of the Black Brant, a nonstop flight from Alaska to Baja Mexico a distance of 3,000 miles taking 60 to 72 hours will. Maybe we're not good at everything we've tried, maybe we're not good at much at all, but we're all great at something. Walking, a ducks seemingly easiest task is their most difficult, not because they are faulty creations but because that is not their purpose. Let's be inspired by ducks and ensure our lives take fantastic flight by living our purpose.

Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming of?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.

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