“I Will”

By all means don’t say “if I can;” say “I will.’” . . . I say “‘try.” If we never try, we shall never succeed. (Abraham Lincoln)

Wisdom can often be expressed in few words. Longer statements may just confuse us. So, Abe Lincoln’s counsel is easy to hear and to understand. But, as he hints, you have to step out and attempt the difficult or you’ll never know what you can do. Furthermore, it must be more than just a feeble half-hearted effort. When you “try,” do it with confidence, thinking,” I will . . ..”

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. (1Peter 1:13)

What good is it . . . if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? (James 2:14)

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