Points to Ponder: Time to Launch


Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
—André Gide (1869–1951)


Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens. Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered.
—Wilferd Peterson (1900–1995)


O Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.
—Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845)


God always gives his very best to those who leave the choice with him.
—James Hudson Taylor (1832–1905)


Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps unless you are willing to move your feet.
—Author unknown


Men are free to decide their own moral choices, but they are also under the necessity to account to God for those choices.
—Aiden Tozer (1897–1963)


We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.
—Frank Boreham (1871–1959)


“Sir, what is the secret of your success?” a reporter asked a bank president.
“Two words.”
“And, sir, what are they?”
“Good decisions.”
“And how do you make good decisions?”
“One word.”
“And sir, what is that?”
“And how do you get experience?”
“Two words.”
“And, sir, what are they?”
“Bad decisions.”
—Author unknown


The deeper we go down into the valley of decision the higher we must rise … into the mount of prayer.
—Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848–1921)


Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself, “This too shall pass.”
—T. D. Jakes (b. 1957)


Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.
—Mencius (c. 372–289 BC)


Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives.
—Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)


Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin.
—Mother Teresa (1910–1997)


Grant me, O Lord, to know what is worth knowing,
To love what is worth loving,
To praise what delights you most,
To value what is precious in your sight,
To hate what is offensive to you.
Do not let me judge by what I see,
Nor pass sentence according to what I hear,
But to judge rightly between things that differ,
And above all to search out and do what pleases you,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
—Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471)


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Author: Frederick Olson

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.

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