As I said last week, the word, more like the “Marching orders,” I received for this month is “MFM.” For those who didn’t read last week’s post, I can imagine that some of your minds are already racing wondering: “What is she going to say about MFM?” I can imagine how you feel – I also felt that way to an extent when I was given that word or shall I say those 3 letters.
Suffice it to say that if you do a random internet search (or “google” as we now call it), you’d find a number of things that have the abbreviation “MFM.” For me, the 3 letters are more “punny” than funny. At the risk of bursting the bubble, let me frame this right before I go too far: MFM in this context stands for “March(ing) Forward in March.”
At the beginning of February, I noticed a number of posts on Twitter and Facebook that were focusing on how to march forward irrespective of the challenges, obstacles and even “failures” we face. Needless to say, I faced one or two too. God in His mercy kept leading me to various verses and quotes to keep me marching forward. Since I know that success is more desirable than failure, I’ll share 2 “definitions” of success that resonate with me:
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The bottom line is that:“Success is to be measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggles against overwhelming odds.”~ Orison Swett Marden
“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,
for that determines our success of failure.
The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it.
You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.”
~ Norman Vincent Peale
We'll continue on this topic...in the meantime, keep marching forward. God bless.