I wonder what it felt like to be Thomas Edison and fail?
I wonder what would have happened if Abraham Lincoln stopped after his first stumble?
I wonder what Nike would have done if Michael Jordan just stopped instead of just did it?
What pains me the most is when faced with the insurmountable task that is in front of you and perhaps the over and over relentless beating you feel as a result of failure… the wounded that give up, give in and stop. That is what pains me, the stop.
Now please don’t think I don’t get it – I know pain – I know suffering – I know weakness – I know the urgency to want it all to come to a crashing halt, let it be over and never look back….
But I know persistence when faced with the insurmountable task.
What do you do in the face of failure? In the face of the insurmountable task that makes you think you will not move that mountain?
Are you part of the stop or will you get back up, dust yourself off and try just one more time?
God doesn’t give you the easy. God gives you the test, He puts that mountain in the way and quietly whispers to himself, ‘now go move it.’
Oh if you listen, He will tell you how to move it. Believe me, because I know. But when you give up, when you stop, when you walk away and never look back, you simply missed out on that voice.
Hmmm…. Maybe now I get it? Yes, certainly Edison, Lincoln and Jordan simply heard over and over the voice ‘now go move it’
Instead of the stop
Take a minute to help move John Owen’s Mountain and sign the petition at the Whitehouse to urge our Government to push Eteplirsen forward. It takes a few minutes, but for a mountain, I think you will do it. Thank you – click here ….. http://wh.gov/lEfaZ
Then come back and finish reading our update!!! LOL!!!
Even if you are not running or walking it come out and line the streets to cheer these folks on! We are still recruiting bands to participate along the route, if interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The route is a bit hilly and goes right past our house. Owen and the boys promise to be in full Camo and will be hiding in the trees with the water hose ~ so be on alert!
Please show your support for this awesome race by visiting JOA 5k /10k camo run.
On Base for Duchenne ~ Get on base to help us derail! Impact Sports and The Lumberjacks have joined forces with John Owen and will dedicate each 1st base to John Owen! You can sponsor a player or simply get on board by visiting On Base for Duchenne
We are doing great, keeping that main objective of filling each day with joy and of course, listening for the ‘now go move it.’
I have no doubt we will…..
God bless you