There is something inspiring about this speech that captures one’s attention. Unlike Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech (so far) – the goal was attained. The challenge was met on time. Great goals are met by clear vision, clever planning, and sufficient resources. They require a plan, a desire to meet the plan, an equipping to do the plan, and determination and perseverence to fulfill the plan even when faced with setbacks like Apollo 1, where fire incinerated three astronauts – Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Ed White in the cockpit of their spaceship. They were wearing flammable space suits and it took technicians many minutes to unscrew all the many bolts that held the hatch in place.
Despite setbacks – you can still do great things.
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father – John 14:12 NIV