Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Todays Words of Inspiration - Limping Forward

Today's Quote:

Tailor your efforts to the continuity of God's plan for your life. If the items before you don't match the call inside, release them and move on!

Success is an intentional result of a focused effort. My prayer is that the many distractions around us will not deter the vision inside us....keep on walking or even limping forward! Any progress defies the defeat of decline!

A mighty victory is beyond these attacks! ~  Bishop T.D. Jakes

While I usually try to keep Ascending Butterfly as religiously 'neutral' as possible, I have many sources of inspiration. They come from thought leaders of various faiths, and when I use a quote here I always attribute it to the source of the quote. I am very much aware that many of us worship and praise in a different way. Some are Non-Denominational, some are Atheist. I am respectful of all here. But when something positive truly resonates with me, even if it's in the form of a prayer, I like to share it!

Last night Bishop T.D. Jakes posted this quote on Facebook, it truly resonated with me personally, and with many others. I let him know I run an inspirational Lifestyle Blog and I'd like to re-post it. I posted it to my personal page as well as Ascending Butterfly on Facebook, and it seemed to resonate with many people.

There are days when it seems impossible to move forward. In fact we all sometimes go through periods in our lives when weeks and even months and sometimes years pass and we find ourselves in the same place. That realization sometimes causes fear, resentment, sadness, bitterness and those feelings lead to despair and that despair can sometimes lessen our resolve as well as our Faith.

It's difficult at the end of a hard day to remember that the fact we had that new day in and of itself is the blessing.

Allow each new day to be something that just having it fills you with hope. At the end of the day, just the fact that you had a new day and got out of bed and tried to do something with it, is the victory! Whether you went as far in that day as you wanted to, is not as important as the fact that you got out of bed that day and TRIED.

By now I'm sure you are aware of the Earthquake in the US that measured 5.9 on the richter scale! For some it was no big deal, and for others it shook them to core. How did it affect you? Where were you when the Earthquake hit this afternoon?

Ultimately success is putting one foot in front of the other. Acknowledging that obstacles are only temporary setbacks that can be overcome. I agree with Bishop Jakes, even if all I could do is limp forward, then I'm going to do just that!

Today's Challenge: Move Forward. In whatever way that you measure progress. Line up what you want to achieve and break the goal down into steps. Today try to tackle just ONE thing from your list. Whether it's the biggest or the smallest.

Today's Breathing Affirmation: Close your eyes, take a deep, slow breath in through your nose, and affirm "I realize that my Success is an intentional result of my focused efforts."

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  1. Hey Zombies prove this quote everyday, they limp forward every day in pursuit of brains and they don't let anything stand in their way...nothing but bullets, fire or heavy objects piercing their brains that is! LOL

    Glad to see you today, I was going to begin to start sending out a search party for you!

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  2. Great quote and advice! I was at work when my monitor started shaking. I looked toward the window to see what was causing it and got all vertigoey. An earthquake was one of the last possibilities that popped into my head - I live in Delaware!!

  3. @aquariann - A lot of thoughts crossed people minds before Earthquake! It definitely was felt in New York City too!

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