We like the word, but not necessarily the trials that are associated with it.
My faith is stronger today than it has ever been in my lifetime. I don’t say that in a prideful manner as one who is above the fray; I say it as a blood-stained warrior presently in the heart of trench warfare, beaten and battered by life’s trials, yet fighting with more character and heart for Jesus than ever before.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4 ESV)
I’ve often likened “momentum” to a locomotive… once it’s moving at 75 mph it can plow straight through a six-foot thick wall of concrete, reducing it to dust. But that same locomotive sitting idle on the track can be held motionless by the tiniest little four-inch block sitting on the tracks in front of it.
Momentum is defined as “the force of movement,” and it’s one of the pivotal keys that will determine the success of any organization, business, or personal goals you may be after.
John Maxwell calls momentum “the big mo”. In his book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, he writes, “Momentum is really a leader’s best friend. Sometimes it’s the only difference between winning and losing.”
If momentum is the difference between winning and losing, success and failure, we would do well to cultivate it daily.
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