Be Determined

As God works through us, He encourages us to be steadfast, stable and determined to never give up. We need to make up our minds that we will never give up when facing opposition. We may not hit it right every time or the first time, but we shouldn’t quit.

Have you ever been around people who have so much going for them, yet don’t do anything with their life? Then there are others who don’t have much at all going for them, and they end up doing great things. It’s really not about natural gifting and talent. It’s really about being determined to do something with what we do have.

Remember, it’s not about what we don’t have; it’s about being determined to never, ever, ever give up.

By Joyce Meyer

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Be Good, Be Kind, Believe You Will Make It, No Matter The Challenges Ahead

Who have watched the movie Dr. Cabbie?

The movie is about an Indian Doctor graduate who traveled to Canada with his mother through his uncle to get a job and start a life. What he expected shocked him as he thought it was going to be easy to get a doctor job in Canada as soon as he landed. So he made a friend who was a cab driver who later introduced him to the cab business. Unknowing to him he thought he was the only qualified candidate amongst his colleagues until he found out that most of the cab drivers are PhD graduates. He got the job and became a cab driver.

One certain night he was chilling with his friend in the cab, when he saw a lady he first spruced at in a diner shop. But he couldn’t say anything in front of her. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ first time tension… So back to reality. He approached her and was surprised she was knocked up already. He was kinda ๐Ÿ˜ญtho but he offered her a ride because the cloud was about to cry. On there way, her water broke in a terrible traffic. This was an opportunity for him to perform his passion and duty, he decided to put his skills into action. To cut the long story short, he delivered the baby safely. Since that incident, he became a local celebrity, from there he got his Nick name Dr. Cabbie. He started helping people who don’t have health insurance cover, money or HMO.

In a long run, challenges came knocking at the door. After helping a suicidal lady from jumping off the bridge, he prescribed a drug for her to make her rest. Instead of following the prescription instructions, she took an overdose of the drugs due to pressure from her family and went unconscious. The drugs was later traced to Dr. Cabbie. The authority stepped in and arrested the doctor during his birthday party.

After series of testifiers during trial, he won the case after a shocking fast court marriage to the lady he helped during her labor. The judge couldn’t deport him back to India. In all his punishments was to serve 500 hrs of community service for unlicensed prescription of drugs.

In all he became a doctor in Canada.

What are the moral lessons of this movie:

  • No challenges is too big
  • Don’t give up no matter what
  • Start something small even if it’s out of your career
  • Always be good and kind
  • Have faith and be patient
  • Every disappoint is a blessing
  • Don’t be lazy

If you have not watched this movie, I recommend you do.

Today Be Determined

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Today be determined to be the best you can be
Today be determined to help others that you see
Today be determined to persevere in all you do
Today be determined to only speak what’s true
Today be determined not to let things get you blue
Today be determined to learn one thing new
Today be determined to have a positive view
and, today be determined to encourage others too!

Repost: Determination And Persistence

This is a real life story of engineer John Roebling building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, after 13 years.

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.

Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.

Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.

The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was also injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to talk or walk.

โ€œWe told them so.โ€ โ€œCrazy men and their crazy dreams.โ€ โ€œItโ€™s foolish to chase wild visions.โ€

Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built.

In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever. He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task.

As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment.

It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.

He touched his wifeโ€™s arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.

For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wifeโ€™s arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one manโ€™s indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do.

Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal.

Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face.

The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are.