Has anyone ever told you that you could not accomplish a particular dream or task? Perhaps they said you were not smart enough to do this or that. Maybe some people tried to imprison you with stereotypical statements in an attempt to prevent you from achieving all that God preordained for you.
Read this brief synopsis of Bessie Coleman and be inspired to go out and reach your personal goals.
Bessie Coleman, a black woman, wanted to become a pilot. However, flying schools in America denied her admission because of her skin color.
Did that hinder Coleman? No. Bessie Coleman decided to teach herself French and moved to France. While living in France, she achieved her pilot’s license at the Caudron Brother's School of Aviation in less than eight months.
After earning her license, Coleman became an expert in stunt flying and parachuting.
The odds were against Bessie Coleman, but she never gave up. The Bible says we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13).
What is it that God is calling you to do? Let me give you a hint. The things you are passionate about, the tasks that come easy to you, or the things you can do all day without getting tired are indications of what God wants you to do.
Pray and seek God’s face. Then after He confirms His will for your life, spread your wings and soar into what you were created to fulfill.
By Georgia Douglas Johnson (Read about this amazing African American poet)
Your world is as big as you make it.
I know, for I used to abide
In the narrowest nest in a corner,
My wings pressing close to my side.
But I sighted the distant horizon
Where the skyline encircled the sea
And I throbbed with a burning desire
To travel this immensity.
I battered the cordons around me
And cradled my wings on the breeze,
Then soared to the uttermost reaches
With rapture, with power, with ease!
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