Big goals small steps
'Do not despise these small beginnings...' Zechariah 4:10 NLT
Do you feel like there's a huge gap between your present job and your ultimate career destination? You say, 'Yes, I'd like to be a teacher, but that means going back to school and finishing my degree. That would take years!' 'Sure, I'd love to switch careers, but this job has security; I don't think I could take the risk.' 'It would be fun to try and market my own product, but I don't know how to get started.'The excuses pile up like dirty dishes; it feels like it would take too long, cost too much, require too many sacrifices to get from point A to point B. Whether it's going back to school, starting your own business or going on the mission field, the temptation is to always put it off 'until later'. 'Maybe when I have more experience, maybe when I have more money, maybe when I retire.' Maybe, maybe, maybe!How do you overcome the fear of starting? You reach big goals by taking small steps! While it's tempting to think that the amount of time required is too long, that time will pass - whether you're pursuing your goal or not! God wants you to heed his call, to show up for duty and leave the provisions - including the time, money, open doors, favourable relationships and material resources - to him. So what now? Trust God and take the first small step! If you do your part, he'll do his. The Psalmist writes: '...no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly' (Psalm 84:11 NKJ).
Soulfood: Judg 1-3, Matt 10:11-20, Ps 88: 9b-18, Prov 13:4-6