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Building momentum for your life

Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

It is said that you can take a 4”x4” block of wood and place it in front of a Steam Engine Train and it cannot move. But let it build up its speed to 50 mph and it can plow through a 10’x10’ steel reinforced block of concrete. That is the power of Momentum.


Obstacles are a part of life we all deal with, but those that are successful in Life are people that keep momentum going in the right direction. With enough Momentum you can plow through obstacles and not sweat the small stuff. The big question is, how do we build momentum? Here are two simple principles of life when applied daily, you can build a power of momentum in your life:

#1 Start stepping out in Faith.

In other words, start acting on what you believe in. If you believe in what you are doing you can trust the effort you place in it. Edmund Burke is quoted as saying – “All that is necessary for evil to Triumph is for good men to do nothing.”  Most of our troubles are often a result of neglect. A man recently told me the hardest machine to operate in a gym is the front door.

Momentum requires action.

#2  Celebrate the Victories in you life.

We praise a child for coloring a picture that is all over the page and out of the lines. Why? Because we know that if we can keep them coloring they will get better. The more Celebration of the little wins in life, the quicker and greater the big wins will appear. Jesus said that when we see all around us things falling apart in our world, to “Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh!” He is saying don’t focus on the negatives, but keep your Eyes on the Prize.  Nothing builds Momentum like victories along the way and Celebration causes us to keep our “Eyes on the Prize.”

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Two simple principles of life guaranteed to build Momentum.  If I could sum it up in a simple sentence – Be an Optimist!

Which of these two definitions do you want to live by?

Optimist (def) – To Anticipate the best Possible Outcome.

Pessimist (def) – Inclination to take the Least Favorable View.

I teach at the church this:  Never say you are down. Say either “I’m up or I’m on my way up.“

Lord Bless,

Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

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