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What keeps you moving forward?

This morning, after a very long time, I went out and jogged. It felt really good, only, my body wasn't that ready yet to run again. I had to rush into the washroom after an hour of sweating, and vomited, thank God, it wasn't blood. But I actually felt good! While I was running, there were times that I was desperately catching my breath, and honestly, I wanted to stop, but in my mind, I keep on telling myself, "WHO TOLD YOU YOU CAN'T DO IT?!"

I remember the movie Facing the Giants, a movie very close to my heart. It was a movie about faith and how you can handle all obstacles with faith. There was a part there, where the coach of the football team asked one of his players to pass through the 20 yards of the field goal (or something like that), crawling, and carrying one of his teammates at his back. He doubted himself, and yet, his coach motivated him, that he can, and he will. While the player was doing what he was told to do, he was deeply frustrated, and there were moments he felt like giving up. But, the whole time, his coach never stopped pushing him, telling him, "DON'T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF! NO! DON'T GIVE UP ON ME!" Surprisingly, the player ended up passing more than 20 yards, he passed through the whole football field, without stopping.
 
What keeps you moving forward?
 
I've had a really tough time handling myself lately, but then, I knew in my heart, that I HAD TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD. It really wasn't easy. There were moments where I find myself trying not to breakdown and cry, trying to look and be strong, even though deep inside, I am dying. But, I have changed the way I looked at things. I stopped wishing to turn back time, ended up my habit of always thinking too much, and even stopped pretending that nothing happened. What I've learned about pain is that, the more you run away from it, the more it hurts. So I started facing  it. I started facing my giant, and endure all the pain I have to feel. Here I am now, smiling with a real smile, laughing with a real laugh, and I feel my heart, close to experiencing that peace I've been longing to have, for almost all the pain, hurt and anger vanished. I knew in my heart, that there is no reason to stop living, even though everything seemed like the end.
 
Fascinatingly, I haven't answered my own question. So, I shall ask it again; What keeps you moving forward?
 
Every night, I pray to God, I read the bible, I go to mass, I pray the rosary. God motivates me to always speak to Him, and pray. He keeps me moving forward, and yes, I am really moving forward, not because I did not give up on Him, but because He was the one who did not give up on me! Look, I am not saying that you, too, should do the same: to read the bible, go to mass, even on weekdays, pray the rosary, etc. All I am saying is that, if not for Him, I wouldn't be happy today, I wouldn't be where I am today, I wouldn't have moved forward today. But I did, and I did it, because He keeps telling me to move forward. How did I do that?
 
It's simple. I simply had to LET GO, AND LET GOD.
 
So how about you? What or Who keeps you moving forward? What or Who keeps you motivated?
 
Godbless everyone! PRAY. RISK. LOVE.
 

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bautista214
Jul. 30th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
YAY! :D >:D

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I am a dreamer.

An aspiring writer who loves unconditionally and reads slowly.

I am not perfect. I cry. I laugh. I curse. I pray.

I am just not like anybody.

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