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Learn to Master Your Fate

By Dr. Cindy Trimm on August 28 2012

In just seven days, my newest book, When Kingdoms Clash, will be available in bookstores!

As I said last week, I am especially excited about this new release. When Kingdoms Clash not only combines the personal stories of biblical and historical heroes of prayer, but also my own personal story.

I learned early on growing up in poverty that if it “is to be, it is up to me” – and with the encouragement of my own heroic mother, I learned to master my fate. I never imagined as a young girl that I would be a senator positioned to become Premier of my nation.

When I think of Joseph, who in the face of so many difficulties gave himself to prayer; I am reminded how God can lift anyone up out of any situation to become a transformational leader.

The principle remains the same today. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an obscure pastor before he became a man of national interest during the Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott. Nelson Mandela spent decades in prison before he was released and eventually elected president of the very same nation that incarcerated him as a political prisoner.

What I want to leave you with today are the words Mandela clung to for the twenty-seven years he remained in prison. Now, hardly a single person alive on the planet has not been affected by his leadership – or the fate he learned to master even while imprisoned:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
—William Earnest Henley

These are the stories and principles you will find in When Kingdoms Clash that will inspire and empower you to master your fate.

Proverbs 23:7: For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.