Is Walking Good for You?


Should you walk? Practically speaking, if you want to get anywhere, you better. Philosophically speaking, however, it’s a little deeper still. To walk, in a philosophical sense, suggests momentum, progress, and forward motion. John Piepont Morgan (aka J. P. Morgan) said, “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

The Bible also uses this language. Moses taught the Israelites to “walk in all [God’s] ways” (Deuteronomy 10:12). The apostle Paul popularly said, “Walk by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16), that is, live your live in accordance with God the Holy Spirit.

So, do you have to walk? Of course not. But if you want to get anywhere in this life, you better. Where do you start? Here are 4 suggestions:

  1. decide “where” you are (and be honest)
  2. decide “where” you want to be (and be realistic…don’t be guilty of self-sabotage) 
  3. decide what rate you’ll travel at (when do you realistically want to reach your “destination”?)
  4. decide who will accompany you (totally optional but, as the saying goes, two shorten a road)

Good luck!



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