March On

It’s the third month of the year already.  The month of March. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars. But that title on your calendar is not where I’m heading today. I’m thinking of the verb form, the action word.

March. To walk fast with regular or measured steps. A steady advance.march1

If we could just quit this racing about in life. If we could simply march. If we could only make a steady advance, THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH.

How often do we find ourselves running, out of breath, busy beyond busyness… and simply exhausted. What if we decided that we would pace ourselves with regular measured steps? Maybe we’d see stable, firm  progress!

I read a story on-line last night that I’ve seen circulating for the past several months. And I’m so glad that I finally did! It is an absolutely incredible story, an unlikely success story, which makes a heart sing. And the reason it ends the way it does is because the man in the story knew how to make a steady advance. Sixty-one year old Cliff Young runs an ultra-marathon, 544 miles, as his very first race… and completes it in his overalls and work boots… simply by making a steady advance. And Cliff finished BEFORE everyone else… 1st place… not by RACING but by simply taking one step after another. If you haven’t had the chance to read this story for yourself, please do so today. You won’t regret it!

(Click here to read: The Story of Cliff Young)cliff

While others run fast, you can just shuffle with perseverance” Voskamp writes. I agree. Maybe this is your moment to pull a “Cliff Young” and simply march on.


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