A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 14, 2015
“Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet”

"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet” is a saying that has been printed on many posters. “Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet” was cited in print in 2003. “Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet” was cited on Twitter on January 18, 2009. Authorship is unknown.

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb” is a similar saying.


MotivateUs.com
April 18, 2003
“ Do not ask the LORD to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.”
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eli V. --- Colorado

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Google Books
In the Sphere of Silence
By Vijay Eswaran
Singapore: RYTHM House
2005
Pg. 139:
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.

Google Groups: A Prayer Ministry 4 U
Ponder this…
ladyblueeyes
7/17/05
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.

Google Books
Live Your Calling:
A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life

By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
2005
Pg. 179:
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN.

Twitter
Bruce Soileau
‏@deauxmain
#TSContest Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet.
3:46 PM - 18 Jan 2009

Google Books
Words Of Wisdom:
To Live, Love Learn & Lead Your Life

By Ryan L. Jones
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2010
Pg. 29:
“Do not ask God to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.”

Google Books
Living with Intent:
My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy

By Mallika Chopra
New York, NY: Harmony Books
2015
Pg. ?:
“Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.”
As if to hammer home the point, later that day I see this quote on Facebook: Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.

OK. My feet are moving.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, June 14, 2015 • Permalink