The Army Crawl

Mister M is now crawling on all fours.  He has abandoned the more difficult army crawl with his tummy on the floor, for an easier, more fluid motion of crawling on his hands and knees.  I was watching him crawl from place to place and noticed that when he was very intent on a destination and wanted to get somewhere really fast, he would lay down on his belly and begin to army crawl.  He would abandon what he had recently learned and would opt for the old, more difficult crawling technique. He didn't go any faster and in fact went slower.  But to him, it seemed as if all the work amounted to a faster pace.

Then it occurred to me that I am like that sometimes.  When I want to get a lot done during the day or accomplish some sort of goal or make a dream into a reality, I tend to strive toward the end result.  I get down on my tummy and work harder, get stressed out, engage in a battle and break a sweat instead of relaxing and letting God direct my steps.

What are you striving for today?  What battle are you engaged in?  What struggle is stressing you out?  I would encourage you to relax and let God direct your steps.

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. ~Psalm 27:14

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. ~Proverbs 19:21

Be still and know that I am God. ~Psalm 46:10


  1. Thank you Kim. Very timely message for me today.
    God bless you

  2. God doesn't exist

  3. I am sorry you feel that way anonymous. That is not true for me. I believe God led you to my blog post and will continue to pursue you because He loves you and wants a relationship with you. ~Kim


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