Tuesday 1st December 2015
Today’s exhortation – You can do it
There are many wonderful inventions we enjoy today that were born from the womb of perseverance. Their inventors refused to give up and overcame many failures to become successful. Today we get to enjoy the use of the common light bulb, but that invention didn’t come easy. The inventor Thomas Edison had to overcome much and if fact he was considered a master of “trial and error.” When asked about the many thousands of failures he had when trying to create the light-bulb he famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” But there is even more to it than that. As a child he was thought to be dumb and told that he would never be a success by many of his teachers, because his mind would often wander in class. Does that sound familiar?
These days, Edison is celebrated as one of the greatest inventors in history. It’s a good thing he didn’t give up or listen to all the negativity. We mustn’t be afraid to make fools of ourselves in pursuit of our dreams and visions because after all, some of yesterday’s fools are today’s heroes. A lack of success may not mean that’s not our calling, it may mean that we just have to try harder! Many will give up, “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”” (2 Chronicles 15:7). Amen
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