If one walks across the road and stops in the middle to look down the
street, and if there was a car coming down that street, one would move
out of the way of the oncoming car. However, in day to day living
more and more people are being run over by the traffic of life. It is
a little more subtle than an oncoming car, but it can be just as
deadly. The car that approaches can be seen at a distance. Your mind
can surmise the time needed to get out of the way. Then you can make
the appropriate choice to move. Everyday problems tend to sneak up on
us and overrun us before we have time to react. When we are run over
too much, we tend to satisfy ourselves by standing in life’s highway
and taking what comes out way. There is a way out of this. MOVE.
Move seems so simple when it is a real-life object approaching us, but
when the object is abstract then it is harder to get out of the way.
Sometimes we become complacent with becoming roadkill till we develop
a negative outlook on life. This article will teach you the way to
M.O.V.E. out of the way and get on the right road for your life.
Remember, sometimes its not the boulders in our path that cause us
trouble, but the pebbles in our shoes. A lot of times we think our
problems are to small to deal with at the time. When we do this, they
tend to multiply and become serious problems that can and will lead to
a larger scale problem. Ones like depression, anxiety, bitterness and
so on. Please keep reading and know God has a plan for every problem
The “M” in M.O.V.E stands for “motivation.” With whatever you are
thinking about doing in life, you must be motivated to do it. If you
are not motivated, then you will most likely fail. “Therefore, my
beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain
in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58.
The “O” in M.O.V.E. stands for “optimize.” “ Walk in wisdom toward
them that are without, redeeming the time.”- Colossians 4:5 You must
optimize your time. People spend considerable amounts of energy on
organizing their time. However, that just is not enough. I have day
planers from years past with great outlines of organized time slots
for me, but nothing ever got done. It is not until we optimize and
USE the time we have that things get done.
The “V” in M.O.V.E. stands for “validate.” You must validate
yourself from past experiences. I recall a story from the Bible about
this, David and Goliath. When David went out to face the giant, he
said “Because I have faced the bear and because I faced the lion, I
can face you.” Each of us has had our own little battles we have won.
We can look back at each of these and use them for strength for any
future task we face.
The “E” in M.O.V.E. stands for “endure.” When we are motivated,
optimize our time, and validate ourselves, the last thing to do is to
endure whatever comes our way. “You will be hated by all because of My
name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be
saved.”- Matthew 10:22
Enduring Most things in life are not simple to get. There are trials
and tribulations in this life. However, if we endure through them, we
will come out victorious in the end. Following this formula will take
you off those destructive tracks in your life and put you out of harms
way. Most importantly, it will help us get back on the lit path God
has for us. Let your light shine, let others see that light, step off