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There it was. One sentence. Ten words. The perfect timing.

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”

The Power Of Timely Words

I came across the quote when I needed to make a big decision. W.H. Murray, a Scottish mountaineer, penned the words fifty years earlier in his book The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. What he wrote about had nothing to do with what I faced yet it had everything to do with how I could face it.

What the words said to me was, “God won’t move until I take the first step.” I knew the step to take. I needed a nudge to get me going. Murray’s words were the nudge.

I’ve kept the full quote on my desk for over a decade now.

“All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

18 Just-In-Time Quotes (Courtesy of Michael Hyatt)

I’ve shared eighteen quotes below – once of which could be the perfect nudge you need for your next step. After you read them I’d love to know which one was meant for you.Thomas-Edison




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Michael Hyatt quotes

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Carole Schlachta says:

    If you change the way you look at things, the way you look at things change….Wayne Dyer
    Not week by week nor day by day, but moment by moment with your hand in the Lord’s hand….David Holmes (my father)
    Remember in the darkness what God gave you in the light……….Rev. Robert Johnson
    With both of these quotes followed, the first quote comes to life.

    Thank you for the many remembrances.
    The way I look at things not only changes but are understood.

  • Rhonda Fowler Romaniuk says:

    Dear Lord,
    Let my dreams be bigger than my fears, my actions louder than my word and my faith stronger than my feelings.
    PS: good sharing Pastor Bob

  • Jocelyn Jones says:

    I like the last one, may we make the most of every moment.

  • bob jones says:

    Thank you Carole for commenting. Glad you liked those quotes.

  • bob jones says:

    Hi Rhonda. Thank you for commenting! Helps me stay connected to you. Glad you enjoyed the quote.

  • bob jones says:

    Make the most of every moment today! Thank you for commenting, Mrs Jones.

  • Jennifer Wurster Chretien says:

    I like the 4th one about changing the way you look at things and it is something I need to do now in my life. Good way to think about it.

  • bob jones says:

    A healthy or even a different perspective on things is a treasure. I hope you find yours. Thanks, Jen.

  • adena lowry says:

    Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change. This is my favorite. Like the lady in the movie, “The War Room”. Surrender & Prayer changes you. Doing something different with God & allowing Him to move deeper in my heart, soul, & mind.
    Life doesn’t come with a remote, get up a change it yourself.

  • bob jones says:

    This coming from an agent of change. No surprises here, Adena!

  • You can’t play the symphony until you’ve mastered notes!

  • Julie MacKenzie says:

    I loved this blog this morning Pastor Bob. All of the quotes were awesome…but, the one that stood out for me was, “I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. -Alex Elle-
    Thank you for sharing this blog with us. Have a great weekend. ❣️

  • Wayne Loe says:

    Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are right now.

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