On the crowded highway of life, you’ll get run over if you just stand still on the freeway. Sure you can move off onto the shoulder where the disabled cars are, but you can’t stay there forever and expect to reach your desired destination. If you stay on the shoulder too long, you’ll get ticketed, towed, or vandalized.
And, so it is in life. You’ve got to keep moving to keep growing, for to stop growing is to die. I’m not saying to not take time to pray, meditate, plan, and be guided. That’s should be a habit. I’ve pulled off on the shoulder of the highway of life many times to regroup and get my reference points clear, but then you’ve got to get back in the driver’s seat and get moving. Don’t worry about how far off your destination is. Don’t spend time worrying about how you will get there or what detours or roadblocks you might encounter. Just have faith and get moving. Do not despise your humble beginnings or small steps. Remember, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” or in our analogy, one mile.