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More than likely, we have all heard someone tell us to stop wallowing in self-pity and keep going—no matter what. They urge us to walk forward in life and not falter.


In other words, take to the road and trudge in the right direction!



Ugh! That can be a lonely path.

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It may involve hiking around vast complications. Let’s admit it. Life has a bad habit of tossing unwanted stuff in front of us. Hopefully, during trials, we learn to grab the good, cherish it, and skirt around the avoidable bad occurrences.



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But while dealing with adversities, we also add to our bundle of knowledge and skills, gain confidence, and eventually see the top of the mountain. And along with many prayers, trials, and errors, we can achieve the ability to process our past and see where complications drove us forward or changed our course. And we might be able to figure out how to improve our future steps.






But what is another result of nurturing that determination to keep climbing—instead of wallowing in self-pity?A Father Son Walk 2


Learning to persevere provides us with the skill to reach out to others and urge them forward. What a huge gift from God!

How many timA Father Son Walk 3es do we ignore it?

Nobody has all the answers for every situation, but you might have the right response for people placed in front of you—those who need your encouraging words and gentle understanding, in order to handle the trials of their lives.

We cannot ignore this gift. Let us smile and give our know-how to others.

“My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.” Psalm 63:8 KJV



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© Karen Campbell Prough

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10 Responses to WALK FORWARD

  • Love the blog mom

  • Good morning Karen. You have encouraged me to try to REACH OUT to others more than I do. I tend to get passive and think things are okay. I know I could do better in encouraging others. God has given me a blessing of ENTHUSIASM and I want to help spread it. a friend of mine used to say: ENTHUSIASM IS CONTAGIOUS. SO LETS HAVE AN EPIDEMIC. And that is what I feel. Let’s have enthusiasm for JESUS! ~~ Thanks Karen you are always a blessing to me and I look forward to your writings all the time.

    • Good evening, Ron. You are very good at engaging people with your great ability to talk to them. You are fun to be around! I’m sure many people appreciate your touch in their lives. Thanks for reading my blog.

  • Karen, what a beautiful post…and so true…it reminded me a of a poem called “if you have gone a little way ahead of me” that I included in this blog post… http://bethwillismiller.blogspot.com/#!/2011/05/if-you-have-gone-little-way-ahead-of-me.html
    many blessings,

  • It’s hard to walk forward sometimes. Sometimes, I feel like I’m dragging and “faking it ’til I make it,” which is something I don’t like doing. Oftentimes, things just need to get done, so I do them.

    Lord, help me to keep an eye open for the lessons and the blessings along the way, especially when I’m dragging and just feeling like I’m going in circles. Maybe I’m going in circles because someone else is just starting to drag and merging into my circle. Lord, may we help each other along the way.

    Thanks for sharing, Karen.


    • I fully understand what you are feeling and saying. God will someday reveal the results. He sees the bigger picture….that’s what I keep telling myself.

  • Enjoyed the ‘talk’ this morning. Brief and to the point. You’ve left me pondering some troubled folks I’ve encountered in my walks in life — Carol

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