by Daniel · 0 comments

When the world says, “Give up,”  Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” – Anonymous

I have faced more challenges than I care to admit.  Most have been brought on by my actions, in-actions and at times poor decisions.  I have two choices when I face adversity, listen to my inner negative voice that says, “look at you you have done it again, just quit”! or Hope, that positive God given voice that says “go for it, never quit, no, never, never, never quit”.  Anyone that has ever done anything worthwhile in this world has faced adversity, they have failed, sometimes to the point of bankruptcy.

Today I was speaking with a minister that is planting a Hispanic Church here in the Fort Myers area.  This man has been a Pastor of several churches over the years.  But here is the twist, he Pastored the churches in Cuba.  Five months ago he was awarded a Visa to come to the USA in the immigration Lottery.  In Cuba he has been arrested and jailed for preaching.  His crime?  Unlawful assembly.

There are tons of examples of people who have overcome substantial obstacles.  But if your inner negativity buddy inside your head is anything like mine you are hearing, “yeah but he was doing God’s work, he was not doing anything wrong and he overcame, you don’t deserve it, you are to blame for your challenges”!  Surely that is truth but only half true.  The Bible is full of folks that overcame obstacles, obstacles that were brought on by their own choices and terrible decisions.  King David, had a woman’s husband killed so he could have her, the Apostle Matthew was a tax collector, Paul was a Christian killer, there are tons of folks that got in their own way.  But God had better plans.

Life is good, go for it.  God is good, trust Him. Don’t allow anyone or anything to steal your dreams, to force you into accepting less than you potential demands!

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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