Crawl if You Have to, But Keep Moving Forward Work Hard to Move Yourself Toward Your Goal
Dr. Martin Luther King said, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Many times in our lives, we hit a wall: tall, tough, and impenetrable. We get discouraged and stop.
But today, in whatever difficulties we may face, I want you and I to commit to this: I will crawl if I have to, but I will move forward.
In some areas of my life I move forward at a good speed. In other areas, I move forward slowly. Still in other areas, I come to a dead stop. I give up. I freeze because discouragement speaks with an insidious voice, “You aren’t going anywhere, even with all the efforts you’ve made.” How do we respond to that kind of accusation?
Here’s how. Persistent, tenacious stubbornness to keep moving. Respond with action, as best as you can, even if it’s a slow crawl. Life success usually comes to us by inching forward day by day, mostly through hard work and sweat.
However, our hard work, even with slow progress, must be in the right direction if we are to break through. What is your goal and your dream? What is your plan to get there? Unfortunately, we don’t always answer these questions satisfactorily, therefore we get stuck. Once we answer them, we must move and keep moving. It matters less the speed because sometimes we are going to get stumped.
My friend, in whatever you may be fighting today, I want to encourage you to keep going. Keep going with one clear vision in mind. Would you commit with me today? I will crawl if I have to, but I will move forward.
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