Day 23: Stafford, VA; A day of recovery


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Today, day 23, will be a day of recovery for me. Can I still continue? Yes. This is not a competition nor am I trying to prove a point to anyone. Listen and Listen well. When God “suggest” you do something do it.! If it is truly coming from God, He has already prepared your way. In my opinion, no….the fact at hand is this; if it came from God it will be perfect in every aspect. I am not telling you the journey will not get rough.

From day one I have been telling you this vision came from God. Our active military and their families need to know we support them and will be there for them until everyone comes home. I am not telling you the road will not get rough. The first two days of this journey were the hottest days of the year so far. I practically dehydrated the 2nd day. Go back and look at my day 2 post. People ask me all the time if I ever felt like quitting. I tell them quitting is not an option for me.

I let the entire world know God told me to walk 500 miles. Why he chose me, I could not tell you. I have my theologies but we all know that God’s plan is far different from ours.

I will tell you this. If I fail it is because God failed me!!! That’s right I said it! He knows how I feel. I am being bold like Joshua did in the bible. When Joshua sent his army to battle a much smaller army and they got their butts kicked. Joshua went to God and basically said “God, what are you going to do? They just made you look like a fool!” What did God do? If you have not read this you really need to check it out.

There is so much I want to tell you but right now is not the time. I do want to say this, never give up. Remove any negativity from your life and trust God. Wait…. Trust him with the little things first to see how that works out for you.

Yesterday was a long and tough day for me. My day started when I left the Sleep Inn in Spotsylvania, VA. Kudos again Choice Hotels. I will post only photos and a video from yesterday. I am hoping to go to Quantico today.

I left pretty early because the walk was a little less than 20 miles today. I was hurting and I knew if I left earl I will get there in about 8 hours which included taking a total of 1.5 hours in breaks. Wrong! The day ended up being 12 hours. For the last few days It has been nothing by mental for me. We all know what happens when you start having mental issues.

Satin has a chance to come in and put thoughts in your mind. I had to battle all day with the “thought” of giving up. To give you an example this is what was going on in my mind; “what are you doing man! These people are looking at you like you are some crazed pervert. Why don’t you take today off because you have injured yourself? Do you think anyone cares about the military? Why is the USO getting all this money and you are getting nothing? Go ahead and go back to the hotel and start over tomorrow.”

I had to deal with this all day long!!! I went through this for one single purpose and I am supposed to share with you. If you were to go back from day 1 all the way to right now, you will not see jone post making mention about satin.

I hope this helps someone because it sure is helping me. Satin only shows up during the time when you are most vulnerable. When you are in a rough spot in your marriage, when your kids are acting up, when the bill collectors are harassing you, when things out of the blue pop up on your computer or when you are driving down the road minding your own business and you see a huge billboard advertising beer and lets not forget that call phone…text messages.

Please believe me when I tell you this. There is nothing in this world you cannot do! Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Anything can be done as long as you prepare for it. Always count the cost. Research, Prepare and Commit.

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One Response to Day 23: Stafford, VA; A day of recovery

  1. You tell it like it is Brother Leonard!

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