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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Monday, August 25, 2014

Galvanic Life

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” - Douglas Adams

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.  Do not forsake the work of Your hands. - Psalm 138:8

Galvanic:  “having an electric effect: intensely exciting” - Merriam-Webster Dictionary

I wish I had finished... I should have gone to... I was stupid to have... Ever found yourself saying sentences that start out this way? We all have. It’s easy to wonder if life would be better if we finished college. There are things we all know we shouldn’t have done. Now we’re trying to add up the cost to our lives. They’re lessons lived. They’re experiences that can be used to teach others. There’s nothing wrong with admitting the mistakes we’ve made. However, we can’t go back. And to lament how our life could be if we would have only... Well, that’s to reject what God is doing in our lives. We’d all like to know what life would be like if we would have gone down better paths. However, I don’t think many of us would sacrifice our families for a degree, a job, or a mistake erased. I’d love to know what it would be like to be an engineer. But not without Whitney (my wife). And in many ways, not without the job I have now. I’d love to say that I’ve never been divorced. But not at the sake of the baby girl born January 9, 2014. I’d love to be able to say all kinds of things about my life, but I know God had a purpose through it all. And I won’t reject that purpose. I know there may be someone reading this who can’t see that purpose right now. Some who are asking, “Why?”  Some who are in the midst of one of those, “Learning experiences.” Keep going. Keep trusting. Commit to the Lord. I’ve been in those times. I’ve let my life float aimlessly. I’ve seen what the world can do. And I’m sure there are more of those times to come. However, looking at what I have; who I love, and who loves me; seeing what God has done in my life... I wouldn’t change anything. I love this galvanic life that I’ve been given. That’s what God can do.  

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,
Jake

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