Commentary

February 14, 2014

Chaplain thoughts

Booker T. Washington

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

~ Booker T. Washington

How much do you really know about the people around you? Do you know of their past? We know our wingmen better when we know about the obstacles in life they have overcome, or even those when they did not succeed. These obstacles help define who we are today – our personality and what motivates us. Ultimately, we must rely on God to help conquer the obstacles of this life. The Lord tells us in Zechariah 4:6, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” and in 2 Corinthians 12:9 God assures us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”

Blessings from Above…




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