“Start where you are,
with what you have.
Make something of it and never be satisfied.”
That’s a quote from George Washington Carver.
This man was born into slavery, sometime in the 1860s. From there, regardless of societal hurdles, he contributed in amazing ways to the benefit of all. He was both a scientist and Christian – melding the two beautifully.
Although he could have pursued wealth, instead he sought education and knowledge to help all those around him by sharing what he learned.
“If I know the answer you can have it for the price of a postage stamp. The Lord charges me nothing for knowledge, and I will charge you the same.” he wrote.
The peanut became one of his more outstanding legacies with over 300 ideas on how to use this lowly legume. His research changed the trajectory of the economy of the southern United States when the boll weevil decimated the cotton crops in the first decades of the 1900s.
Read more of his words HERE. Simply start where you are!
Below you’ll find images with some of his wisdom – I encourage you to read about George Washington Carver. It’ll inspire you!
Start where you are.
…the further anyone gets away from themselves, the greater will be their success in life… You can’t get very far in life if you don’t get away from self… and see a richer and broader horizon.”~ George Washington Carver
“It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobiles one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.”~ George Washington Carver
“God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the ways of doing it are revealed to me.”~ George Washington Carver
Are you ready to begin?
- Connect with a friend who can encourage you.
- Help others with what you’ve been given.
- Ask God to reveal to you His purpose for you and your life.
Start where you are…