Biography Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Mr. Schweitzer 's beautiful words echo my own thoughts and embody my dream to impact those around me in a positive manner. Many inspiring leaders have influenced and changed the atmosphere of their communities, families, and friends by their words and by their examples. From the motivational speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., to the chance remark of a friend, words can become seeds planted or pivotal moments changing the very course of our lives. Honorable words soothe and bring grace; harmful ones can create prisoners of self doubt and hamper the growth of the human spirit. For many years of my life, I allowed negative words to create my self-worth. Then, I surrendered my life to God via the 700 club and allowed His view of me to become my guiding light. As I look back to where I came from and where I would like to go; I am thankful to God for sowing seeds and using people to catalyze change along my journey. Not only do people and events impact our lives; our own actions and attitudes can propel us forward or hold us back. Paul understood this concept when he wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God gave us a Spirit who produces not timidity, but power, love and self-discipline (CJB).” The epitome of the short, scrawny girl bullied…

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