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    Bob Templeton arrived in Barrie, Ontario shortly after a tornado had struck the town, killing dozens of people and doing millions of dollars worth of damage. Bob, who was vice-president of Telemedia Communications, called a meeting and asked the company’s executives, “How would you like to raise three million dollars three days from now in just three hours and give the money to the people of Barrie?”

    The executives declared, “There is no way we could do that!”

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”
    Bob responded by drawing a large “T”on a flip chart. On one side of the T he wrote, “Why we can’t” and on the other “How we can”. The group began to brainstorm and before long, the “How we can” side had several ideas. The group settled on doing a national radio show featuring well-known broadcasters.

    The broadcasters agreed. Stations agreed to broadcast the radiothon. Within three days, fifty stations across Canada participated, the three million dollars was donated by listeners!

    Someone once said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.” Christians are often presented with limitless possibilities and opportunities to serve God, but our own doubts and fears hold us back from jumping into His work. Because of the presence of the Holy Spirit, God’s promise to Joshua is also true for us: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

    Today, instead of dwelling on why something is perceived as impossible, focus on how you can get something done for God that you desire to do.

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Title: "Possibilities"
Author: Timely Truths
Publication Date: January 7, 2000



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