Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gaining Momentum

A pendulum swings left to right. The distinctive ticking noise fills the air. Behind each swing is a noticeable push. Each time back and forth propels the next. Every failure, trial, and hard place propels us forward. If something goes wrong with the pendulum, it doesn't stop. It keeps doing its job. Too often, humans stop right before a breakthrough. They sulk about the weight they haven't lost or they whine if they haven't lost enough. You could insert anything into that sentence. The point is we've all been guilty of this.

When we gain momentum, let's hang on to it! I've found if you can keep a steady rhythm in most things, you can get back on track when a few bumps get in your way. In the grand scheme of things, it's all about keeping things in perspective. Imagine a runner. He's made it halfway through the race, but his legs are killing him. After he refuels with water and a snack, he sets his sights on the finish line. He got his mind off the pain, which helped him to finish the race...and finish strong.

In Psalms 42:1, David says, "....As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God." Just like the runner replenished his body with natural water, we have to have God. His word breathes life into the most dismal of circumstances.

These are just some thoughts floating in my head lately. Even I need a reminder to keep going at times. I've realized that you have to find the courage deep within yourself when things get tough. Making up your mind to keep going is half the battle.

What are some things you need to push through? Will you stop steps from the finish line?

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Gwen said...

Beautifully written!!! I have too many times let my momentum die on the last stretch. My weight issues seem to be the biggest one. But as I type I'm working on getting back on track and finally being the person I want to be weight wise. Thank you for writing this piece. So inspiring. XOXO

Jessica said...

I love your honesty! : )

sybilsanders said...

Very beautifully written and you give everyone else strength to get through hard times, even with all the things you have faced during your life. I am so very proud of you and love you so very much.

tam7777 said...

Beautifully said. It's so easy quit. Just say the word and it's a done deal. Like someone told me one time if you have rabbit in you when the going gets tough you'll run everytime. Myself--I am just not wired that way. Something on the inside of me says, you can make it just alittle further. So it is with you too. Keep pushing on girlfriend. We don't quit till We Win. To God be the glory.