Divine Providence

September 2, 2018


I love this quote by William Hutchison Murray, the leader of the Scottish Himalayan Expedition team that scaled Mount Everest in 1951.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”

I have found this to be true and then I let life get in the way. I didn’t trust Divine Providence, but I believe in Divine Providence. How many times have we started something we completely believe we are supposed to be doing? Something that feels so right, you just know this was your calling. Well, practicality mostly wins out if what you are doing doesn’t put dinner on the table, but in starting a new endeavor, surely we can carve out time. How about turning off reruns of “Law and Order,” or “Big Bang Theory,” because you roll into bed beat and just don’t want to think? I am talking to myself here knowing I am in desperate need of focus and scheduling. How about you? What dream have you tucked away that is still knocking on your heart daily?
This was at the end of the quote by William Hutchison Murray, he quoted Goethe’s couplet; “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness

has genius, power, and magic in it.” © Belinda Fraley Huesman August 29, 2018
 

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