Updated: Mar 23
As we finish Black History Month, our American heritage has seen multiple examples of courage.
I was reading about George Washington Carver; I really like his story of receiving his high school diploma. He studied piano and art at Simpson College. Mr. Carver finished his studies with a Bachelor's in agriculture and a master's in science from Iowa State Agricultural College.
The interesting phenomenon is how he spent his life improving the economy of the South through peanut and soybean production. Those products replenished the soil after the cotton depleted the nitrogen.
Replenishment is needed in our generation. Fear clamps down on creativity. Fear interrupts destiny's calls and plans. Fear negates productivity. Fear paralyzes. Fear stops progress. Fear will not release dreams. Fear can grip all of us at given times.
I used a Scripture with my daughter when she was young during thunderstorms.
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in God," Psalm 56:3. My daughter cried during
the night until we repeated the verse several times. God joined us in these moments often; her calmness returned.
Be encouraged to choose faith over fear. There are many occasions when fear expands in our thoughts.
Don't let fear or indecision overtake your life. Confront dreams by accomplishing components every day, every week.
Calls to Action:
Make a plan to follow your dream(s), regardless of your age. There's still time.
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