Have you ever wanted something with a passion but things are just not working out? Then someone comes along to inspire the extra determination you needed to get back on track. In this writing, are some ideas and examples along with a particular movie scene from “Rudy”. As we wrap up this year and look forward to next year, here is the ninth post from the “God’s Plan for Us” series.

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Turning dreams into reality and fulfilling God’s purpose for us in life is not easy. It was not easy for Jesus to fulfill His purpose here on earth. Some obstacles we face in life may include hardships, trouble, embarrassments, disadvantages, impediments, dilemmas, and predicaments. Sometimes it’s hard to please people or hard to persuade people and it takes a lot of hard work to get things right. As we slide down the banister of life, we hope all the splinters will be pointed in the right direction.  Hope and desire can act as a bridge builder to span the gulf of silence between a person’s soul and the outer world. These qualities are available to everyone.

What pressures do you have? Is it something like meeting an impossible deadline? How do you deal with them? Sometimes a song can lift your spirits. In the Beatles song, “We Can Work…

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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