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Most Inspiring People

Updated on November 24, 2010

Most Inspiring People

What kind of people do inspire you ?

Do you find people who have gone from “rags to riches” inspiring ? Or how about those ordinary people who made a big name in their fields of endevour ? As for me I find people inspiring who are inspite the odds they encounter in their lives, they were able to emerge as victorious.

The world-renowned writer Helen Keller tops my list of inspiring people. Hellen Keller, although she became blind at 19 months old and deaf soon after, she led a very active life in more than eighty years. The world-renowned Hellen Keller wrote many articles and books and even starred in a Hollywood movie. At the age of 73, when most people are retired, Helen started working on a new book entitled “Teacher”, which was published two years later. Helen continued to live to a ripe old age of 88, when she died in 1968.

Another very inspiring person to me is a woman of faith and courage, the late great Corrrie ten Boom. At the start of World War II, Corrie ten Boom was by all account an ordinary, middle-aged, unmarried Dutch woman. At the conclusion of this world-shattering debacle, she had become a woman on a mission from God, a woman literally saved and transformed by the faith she had merely accepted. Following the war and until her death, Corrie traveled and taught in over sixty countries around the world.

Corrie started traveling the world to preach the Gospel of JesusChrist in her fifties and continued on touring the world until she was in her eighties. Always her thrilling message remained the same : Nothing, not even death can separate us from God’s love. Even she was in her eighties, Corrie completed her goal of five books and five movie shorts in less than two years. Her old age and weakening health condition did not hinder her in doing great exploits for the Lord.

The great revivalist John Wesley has been a great source of inspiration for me. For fifty-three years of a tireless ministry Wesley called himself “a man of one book” – the Bible. Yet he wrote over 200 books, edited a magazine, compiled dictionaries in four languages all in his own handwriting. He crisscrossed England on a horseback for a total of some 250,000 miles. For years he averaged twenty miles in a day and often rode fifty to sixty and even more miles in a day, stopping to preach along the way. He preached 40,000 sermons rarely less than two a day and often seven, eight or even more. When he was eighty-three years of age, he complained that he could no longer read or write more than fifteen hours a day without his eyes hurting. He regretted that he could no longer preach more than twice a day. John Wesley’s zeal for God lives on until his death at the age of 88.

The great man of faith George Muller, has been a great source of encouragement when it comes to praying in faith. As young German Christian , George Muller answered a call from God to help the poor children in Bristol, England.. He preached the Gospel to a small company of believers from whom at his own suggestion, he received no salary. His only support was the voluntary offerings of his brethren. In answer to prayer, funds were received as needed.

After a few years, God called George Muller to establish a house for the care and education of orphans. Mr. Muller began his work in such a manner that aid could not be expected from anyone but God. He knew that God could incline the hearts of men to aid him, and he believed that if the work was of Him, He would meet every need.Thus in childlike simplicity, he looked to God and all that he needed was provided as punctually as if he was a millionaire drawing regularly in his bank account.

The founder of the Christian ministry “The Navigators” , the late Dawson Trotman is indeed a man of great zeal and vision. He has been a great source of inspiration for me in pursuing the Great Commission of our Lord JesusChrist.

Many Christian leaders now recognize that in his thirty years of service to God, Dawson Trotman had been used to help bring back into focus for the Christian world some foundational Bible truths which had been forgotten for years – the importance of personal follow-up of new Christian converts, the one-on-one training of disciples and the multiplication of disciples as a mean of carrying out the Great Commission.

Thousands of lives have now been touched, not through the magic of personality nor the cleverness of methods, but by a man determined to find what God wanted and to trust Him for methods to carry out, all the time believing God’s Word.

On the afternoon of June 18,1956, a speed boat skimmed across the cold waters of Schroon Lake in upstate New York.. Suddenly a wave struck the boat hurling two of its occupants into the water. The man held the young girl’s head above the water until she was rescued. Then he suddenly sink and disappeared. The man was Dawson Trotman.

Time Magazine told the world about his death in its religion section for July 2, 1956 Under his picture was the caption : “ Always Holding Someone Up.”

I find these people inspiring because they have been a great source of encouragement in pursuing for a God-given vision amidst the adversities and difficulties in pursuing those vision. They may not be men and women of great wealth but truly they have impacted the world and made the world a better place to live because their works and ministires produced better people

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBOrrah K. Ogans thank you for taking time to read this hub. I find your comment very encouraging. Thank you for uplifting me. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. We have always thank God for those inspiring people who have graced the world. Because of their testimonies our lives are strengthened and enriched. Blessings to you always and regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Cristina, Thank you for this inspiring uplifting article! You have presented and shared excellent examples… Helen Keller is indeed an exceptional source of encouragement. She was able to accomplish much regardless of the many physical and emotional obstacles placed in her path.

      Even when the unexpected happens; this encourages us to always focus on the many wonderful things that the Lord allows in our lives. In His time He will “work all things together for the GOOD, for those who LOVE HIM and are called according to HIS purpose…” Romans 8.

      Thank you once again for sharing, In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Cari Jean it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for appreciating this hub. Your visit and comment is much appreciated. Yes Joni Erickson Tada is also a woman of great inspiration. Joni Erickson Tada was able to emerge as victorious amidst her quadriplegic condition. Remain blessed always and regards.

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      Cari Jean 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      I love this hub! I am inspired by those who are true overcomers! One such person Who greatly inspires me is Joni erickson Tada who is a quadriplegic who hasn't allowed her situation to stop her from doing everything God has called her to do. She is a great woman of faith.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi CMCastro it is great to hear your comment on this hub. Thank you for appreciating this hub, Your visit and comment is much appreciated. Blessings to you always and regards.

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Thank you for inspiring me with your thoughts on famous people. It is good to look to others for inspiration and advice. We all go through different things, and the Lord wants us to discover we are not alone. I now am blessed when I read your hubs.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Tamarajo it is great to hear from you again. It is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for appreciating this hub.Yes Dawson Trotman reminds me also of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a very christlike person, a very wonderful person. Remain blessed always. Regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi daydreamer thanks for appreciating this hub. Your visit and comment is much appreciated. Your grandmother must be a great person too. Blessings to you. Regards.

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      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      I loved your choices of admirable people and your reasons for choosing them. It is like the Hall of faith in Heb 11 continues on.

      I was especially in awe of the Time magazine one about the man who held the child's head above the water. Reminds me of my Lord.

      thanks for sharing these inspirational stories.

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      daydreamer13 

      7 years ago

      What a great hub! I must say, the one who inspires me the most is my Grandmother!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi fred allen thank you for appreciating this hub. I could still think of more christians whose life has been an inspiration. Maybe I should have a sequel to this hub to accommodate those christians like Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Matthew Henry and more. Your visit and comment is much appreciated. Remain blessed always. Regards.

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      fred allen 

      7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      So many wonderful and committed saints through the ages. So many inspiring stories. I love the story of Corrie Ten Boom as told in the book and movie, "The Hiding Place" Great choices you made Cristina! To add one more to the list... you have inspired me.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi LOves to Read great to hear from you again. It is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for appreciating this hub. Truly those people are a shining inspiration for me. They serve as model of service and zeal for God. Remain blessed always. Regards.

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      Loves To Read 

      7 years ago

      Cristina What a wonderful tribute to these amazing Christians who lived their lives according to God's purpose. There is no doubt, they impacted on the lives of many, many people while alive. Even so today as we can still find copies of their books, telling of their great faith and the faithfulness of God as he met their every need. They were an inspiration to all Christians.

      Great hub.!!! Thank you for sharing.

      Love and Hugs

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