The God-Given Power Within [THE MAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER]
I have an interesting TRUE story to share with you all this week!
When Thomas A. Edison's teacher sent him home from school, at the end of the first three months, with a note to his parents saying he had an "addled" mind and could not be taught, he had the best of excuses for becoming an outcast, a do-nothing, a nobody, and that is precisely what he proceeded to become for a time. He did odd jobs, sold newspapers, and tinkered with gadgets and chemicals until he became what is commonly known as a "jack of all trades and master of none.” Then, something took place in the mind of Thomas A. Edison that was destined to make his name immortal. Through some strange process which he never fully disclosed to the world, he discovered that secret power from within, took possession of it, organized it…and lo & behold! Instead of being a man with an "addled" brain he became one of the worlds’ all-time outstanding inventors & a genius! And now, wherever we see an electric light, hear a record player (phonograph), or see a moving picture…we should be reminded that we are observing the product of that secret power from within, which is as available to us as it was to the great Edison. Moreover, we should feel sorely ashamed if, by neglect or indifference, we are making no appropriate use of this great power!!
What if you have failed in the past?
So…at one time, did every human being we recognize as a towering success. They all met with failure in one way or another, but they didn't call it by that name; they called it "temporary defeat" or a “learning experience.” With the aid of the light that shines from within, all truly great men have recognized temporary defeat for exactly what it is — a challenge to greater effort backed by greater faith! Anyone can quit when the going is hard! Anyone can feel sorry for himself when temporary defeat overtakes him, but self-coddling was no part of the character of the men whom the world has recognized as great. The approach to that power from within cannot be made by self-pity. It cannot be made through fear and timidity. It cannot be made through envy and hatred. It cannot be made through avarice and greed. No, your "other self” pays no heed to any of these negatives! It manifests itself only through the mind that has been swept clean of all negative mental attitudes! It thrives in the mind that is guided by FAITH!!! No less an authority than Christ Himself once said:
“Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.” Mark 11:24
Faith begins with definiteness of purpose functioning in a mind that has been prepared for it by the development of a positive mental attitude. In my personal experience, it attains its greatest scope of POWER by PRAYER, fasting & physical action directed toward the attainment of a definite purpose!
Faith is an expression of gratitude for man's relationship to his Creator. Fear is an acknowledgment of the influences of evil, and it connotes a lack of belief in the Creator.
“Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
“...Let it be done for you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29
“...you have not, because you ask not…” James 4:2
“And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14
"Again, [amen,] I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father." Matthew 18:19
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve!” Napoleon Hill
To all the women in your life: a. Invite them to join the TWS Motherhood Fulfillment Webinar Training by January Donovan on June 28th at 8:30 PM EST. Register here. b. Listen to Episode 19 and Episode 20 of The January Show.
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