Don't Get Stuck in the MUD - May 5th

I almost got my car stuck in some mud today. This was really a scary moment. The car simply would not go forward. Fortunately, I was able to put the car in reverse and get out of the mud, which a much elevated heart rate.

As I was thinking about this event a little later, I realized that we often get stuck in a different kind of mud. It is so easy to get stuck in the mud of Mistakes Unrepentance and Distractions. Each of these items can cause us to get stuck and not be able to get out.

Our Mistakes can sometimes hold us down, not because of the actual mistake, but because we won't let go of the mistake and move on.

In a similar way, Unrepentance can become a mud that keeps us from moving on and growing.

Distractions can also keep our life from moving forward. These days, there are so many distractions from television to online social networks and even our own own materialistic desires. Instead of getting stuck in distractions, seek ways to focus and constantly strive for personal growth.

Lesson Learned: If your stuck in the mud (or the M.U.D.) it's better to try and back up and go a new direction.