During his message that night, he concluded with this statement,
"I have been told that President Andrew Jackson is in this congregation. And I have been asked to guard my remarks. What I must say is that Andrew Jackson will go to hell if he doesn't repent of his sin."
After the sermon and after people started clearing out, President Jackson came up to have a word with Mr. Cartwright.
He said "Sir, if I had a regiment of men like you, I could whip the world."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
I say all the time,
It's time to live our lives and stop letting them live us.
We live in constant fear of rejection, failure and our past.
The world would be a whole lot better if people stood up for injustice, prejudices and comforts.
It's time we put fear on the back-burner and step out.
John C. Maxwell wrote,
"Courage teaches us what should be feared and what ought not to be feared. Only by taking action do we gain that knowledge. And from that knowledge comes an inner strength that inspires us to persevere in the face of great adversity-and inspires others to follow. In the most difficult times, courage is what makes someone a leader."
Live life today. Stop letting it live you!
Life is better that way!