No matter what, just keep moving forward

One of my favorite movies to watch with my kids is “Meet the Robinsons.” I love it because of its wonderfully powerful example of why it’s so important to just “keep moving forward” – they repeated this phrase about 50 times (okay maybe not fifty, but a lot of times). But that’s because the message was so important – no matter what may come, we have to keep moving, otherwise we’ll get trapped ruts of “shoulda-couldas” “my-life-is-overs” and “it’s-no-uses”. The problem with the rut, is that it’s a lie – it’s not true, we can keep striving, we can achieve our goals, and even if we have to start again, as long as we have breath in our lungs, it’s not over.

I found this great inspirational article that is a wonderful reminder that no matter what happens in life, we just have to keep moving forward. I hope you enjoy it.

Move Forward Ever So Gently

By Dawn Branchford

Show me a person who has never suffered and I’ll show you…well, I won’t be able to show you anything. No one on this great planet earth has ever gone through life without major disappointment, nor have they been excluded from experiences of great joy and love.

We’re going through some interesting times, record unemployment; a disaster in Haiti, terrorist threats, killing of the innocent, child and elder abuse, rape, murder and the list goes on and on and on. These are the times in which we live, but these are also times reflected within the history of our world. Our history books tell us of so many devastating tragic events that most of us can’t comprehend. The era of Hitler, Stalin and way back to the time of the crusades. My point is, we may feel that we are the only ones that have ever suffered these terrible devastating events, but we are not. Hardship has been a part of civilization since the beginning of time. It’s how we handle these hardships, some unexplainably devastating that builds character and make us a more compassionate people.

There are many days we may feel that we can’t go on. I can’t make ends meet, I’m failing my family, I’ve lost my best friend (spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, etc.) to death, I’ve lost my job, people are trying to destroy me, my parent or child needs me and I don’t know how to make things better, I have cancer, etc.

I like to call experiences of hardship, character builders. I’ve never come out weaker because of some uncomfortable or devastating event. I think as you look back, you will also see that you’ve also gained strength and knowledge from your hardship(s).

There is no such thing as a perfect world, a perfect life or a perfect person. We are given many different experiences to take on and carry, to carry our cross(s). We are a people that do the best we can with what we are given. That’s what we do.

Take a look back at your life and be proud at what strengths and knowledge you’ve gained, then share with someone who will be thankful for your experiences and strengthened by your endurance and understanding. Remember too to listen, because you may learn even more from their experiences.

I strive every day to hold onto these three words: faith, hope and love….in all things. I wish you the strength to hold onto these words in all of your hardships, no matter how devastating.

The designer of this world will be the ultimate judge to those who cause pain to his people. Rest easy tonight.

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  1. No matter what, just keep moving forward. Amen! It’s encouraging to be reminded of this. With all that’s happening in the world, many don’t have the strength to move forward. For them, I say there is encouragement and strength in Jesus Christ.

    Thank you for posting this; I will move forward in life and in the Lord; even through the mist of all that’s happening.

    God bless you :)

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  2. I love the movie “Meet the Robinsons.” Keep moving forward is a great message! Thanks for sharing the article.
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  3. Keep moving forward. Just 3 words but oh the power they possess. Far too often we let our circumstances and situations define us.

    It seems much easier to wallow in self-pity…that takes little effort. Finding that inner strength that we all have is key in moving forward. Like my grandmother used to say “All that doesn’t kill us…just makes us stronger”
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  4. Such a timely post for me. I especially enjoyed what the author said about hardship building character. I am a witness that my trials have made me a stronger person. It is tough going through, but oh, when we get through, all I can say is hallelujah! :-)

    Thanks, for sharing this post!
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  5. Juanita says:

    Message is so refreshing. I too can confirm that my trials has given me more inner strength and close fellowship with God. God Bless you all.

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