Potential

This poem was written to inspire one to dream about their potential for greatness. This is the time of the year when there are graduations from high school or college. We need to inspire the next generation to dream. We’ve seemed to reach a point in history when innovation has slowed and new innovation is needed to take on the challenges of the future.

Step Ahead

Christopher Columbus
Set out to find a way
But discovered a new land
Known as America today.
So as you go about this day,
Set out to do the same;
Discovering something new
Where your dream comes true
Or at least a new break through.
Act on belief with courage
Even if facing an obstacle
Try over and over again
Make the impossible possible.
Invent a new gadget
Like Thomas Edison.
Keep tying in defeat
Even if embarrassing.
Act on your ideas like
Leonardo De Vinci
Or on some fantasy
Like Mr. Walt Disney.
You have the potential
To do something great
So set your imagination free
Open the creative flood gates.
Free up your creative powers
For the sky has no ceiling
For our Creator made you
So extremely appealing.
Even after a bad day
Think up new ways
For someone else
To have better days.
Remember each morning

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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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