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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Failure or Springboard?

Habakkuk 3:19 (New International Version)
 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
   He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
   He enables me to tread on the heights.

Concerned about the disintegration of the home and the increased divorce rate, James Dobson, at the time a little-known psychologist of a southern California university hospital, wrote a book in the early '70s in support of corporal punishment entitle "Dare to Discipline."

The popularity of the controversial volume caught the eye of TV talk show guru Phil Donahue. He invited Dobson to appear on his Chicago-based show in 1978. Donahue made the Ph.D. in child development look like a child. Dobson readily admits his performance on Donahue's show was his worst ever. He left the set feeling like a failure. But Dobson's despair was short-lived.
The next day he sought out a 65-year-old advertising agent in a Chicago suburb to discuss the possibility of a national radio program. Doug Mains invited Dobson to his one-man studio in Wheaton, where Dr. James Dobson proceeded to record the pilot broadcast of "Focus on the Family."

What has developed from a disastrous television appearance is nothing short of mind-boggling. "Focus on the Family" is heard on more than 6,000 stations around the world. The 10 magazines Focus publishes reach 2.3 million families each month. Has produced the popular kids program “Adventures in Odyssey” Hear by kids around the world. This past weekend during the playoff football game The aired an ad in prime time while over 50,000,000 people watched explaining John 3:16, to the world.  

Give your plans to the Lord and let Him direct them. Then sit back and watch how God will use you.

Dear Lord today we surrender ourselves to You . We ask that You we be our strength and that we will follow You no matter where You lead us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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