Monday, September 12, 2016

Getting Knocked Down Is Proof You Were Standing!

Getting Knocked Down Is Proof You Were Standing!

Getting knocked down is just proof you were standing up in the first place. from Twitter by Jon Acuff

I could not help but laugh when I read this tweet from Jon Acuff. It is so obvious. If you are knocked down you had to be knocked down from somewhere. This being said there was a moment when you were standing up. (deep stuff here, right?)

I realize most of you are possibly wondering where I might be going here, but others may already see. Too often when we are down we feel like we have never done anything right. However, the fact that we were knocked down is PROOF that  we were at one point were standing and planning to move in the right direction. It means we haven’t always been down and hopeless. 

The fact that we were (maybe only in our minds) taking the first step to change our lives, to do what is right, or whatever it might have been says we can get there again. 

The question is do we have to courage to stand back up and try again. 

Solomon penned "For a righteous man(woman) may fall seven times And rise again."

Good people get knocked down all the time, yet they get back up. Maybe not always quickly, it may be a slow process, but they get back up. So can you.

Does it mean we aren’t scared? NO. 

Tough guy actor John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”


So let’s saddle up. 

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