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God Never Disappoints

Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment but trust in god, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity.


Marian had her sights set on becoming a concert singer – a challenge that was doubly difficult because of the color of her skin. Her mother, however, had a patient trust in god. Marian later said, ” Mother’s religion made her believe that she would receive what was right for her to have if she was conscientious in her faith. If it did not come, it was because he had not considered it right for her. We grew in this atmosphere of faith that she created… . We believed as she did because we wanted the same kind of haven in the time of storm.”

When Marian was denied admission to a famous music conservatory because of her race, her mother calmly said, ‘ Someone would be raised up’ to help her accomplish what she had hoped to do at the conservatory. That someone arrived only a few weeks later. One of Philadelphia’s most outstanding voice teachers, Guiseppe Boghetti, made room for her to become one of his students.

Marian Andherson was on her way to becoming one of the most magnificent singers of the twentieth century. On Easter Sunday in 1939, she sang for more than 75,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial and gave a performance never forgotten by those who were there. Trusting her future to God, she accomplished more than she could have dreamed.

Regardless of the opposition you encounter in reaching your dream always remember that god is on your side.

It is better to take refuge in the lord than to trust in man.

Finish What You Start.

“If The People really Set Their Minds 
On Anything, 
It Is Impossible To Prevent Their getting 
What They Want.”- Henry Ford

Henry Ford was once asked,” How can I become a successful person?”

Ford replied,” If you start something, finish it!”

Ford learned this lesson early in his career. When he began work on his first automobile, he worked many long but exciting hours in a little brick building behind his home. Such enthusiasm overtook him that he found it hard to take time out to eat or sleep. Before he had completed his first car, however, he became acutely aware that he could build an even better car.

He was so sure of the need for improvements that the thrill and enthusiasm for his car began to lessen. Why spend all that time finishing a car that he already knew was inferior? Still, something inside him forced him to continue – to focus his total energy on the first car and finish what he had started – before he allowed himself to fantasize about a second car.

As it turned out, Ford said he learned even more about to improve the second car by finishing every detail of his original car. If he had given in to the temptation to quit building the first car, he may never have made any car at all.

Many people strive to be perfectionists, but the completionists usually accomplished more in life.

Finished last’ will always be better than ‘Did not finish’, which always trumps ‘Did not start.’