August 20: So Much More is Possible

Jim Abbott has been retired for 13 years from an improbable major-league baseball pitching career that included a no-hitter for the New York Yankees.  The reason his career was improbable is that he’s only got one arm.

During 10 seasons, from 1989 to 1999, he played with the California Angels, the Yankees, the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers.  Though his 87-108 win/loss record wasn’t stellar, it still included one of baseball’s most difficult feats, the no-hitter.

It’s hard to imagine someone more perfectly suited for Abbott’s current field, that of motivational speaking.  He’s 44 now, and several times a month he’ll appear before audiences all over the country, delivering the same message he did as a major-leaguer.

“So much more is possible than you think,” Abbott explained to The New York Times.  “With optimism and creativity and determination, amazing things can happen.”

The Lord is not slow about His promise…but is patient.

(2 Peter 3:9)

Enable me to walk into the future with courage, Spirit of God.

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