Tuesday Truth #18

Tuesday Truth.

Number 18.

If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. - Martin Luther King Jr. quote

On this day, in 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born.

He is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday of January.

However, since I share truths on Tuesdays, I thought that given that his actual birthday falls on a Tuesday this year, I’d share one of his truths today.

It comes from the set of his quotes that I shared in this post.

I’m sure we are all aware that King was a leader in the fight for social justice.

And many know that Martin Luther King Jr served as a pastor.  From 1954 to 1960, he was the pastor at Dexter Avenue (now Dexter Avenue King Memorial) Baptist Church. You can read more about that in this PBS article.

It is said that this portion of the quote is in reference to Isaiah 40:31 which says:

…but those who hope on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;  they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

I don’t know if that is the case, but just like the words of this verse, the words of this quote remind me to persevere along the blueprint of my life.

To follow my journey. To grow. And to shine my light.




These words can be applied to every area of life.

And I would say,

Don’t sit still afraid to grow.

Afraid of change.

Or afraid to decide the direction in which you’d like your blueprint to go.

The journey will not look like the person beside you or the one you pass on the street.

It is yours.

Yours alone.

And as long as you are moving forward, you are moving in the right direction.

Lastly, I leave you with the words of encouragement and motivation about your life’s blueprint spoken by Martin Luther King Jr himself.

Let your light shine!


5 thoughts on “Tuesday Truth #18

  1. Great, positive, empowering post, Amy. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other….just keep moving. Good words for when things are great and when life is not so great.

  2. I love that line, “as long as you are moving forward, you are moving in the right direction”. That’s motivation enough, as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

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