Start with what you have. You can’t start with what you don’t have.
Start with what you know. It’s enough for now, or you’d know more.
If you’re tired of shallow living and feel a desire for change, for moving into deeper water, take a step.
That might be to set a goal or join a group or start a business, but take the next step.
Don’t let fear stop you. Don’t listen to it. It acts like its voice is big, shouting in your ears the way it likes to do, thrilled with your trembling, but it’s only as large as you allow it to grow, and like the bully it is, if you’ll step towards it, it runs away quickly.
Sometimes we feel the fear and do the next thing anyway.
So plot your current location on the map, see where you are, and ask yourself the now famous Andy Stanley question: “What would a great leader do?” Get your answer and then do that.
If you’d like to comment and let me know what your next step is, I love to read it and urge you on. Leave a comment here and the rest of us will cheer you on.
These are important days and God is moving us forward into deeper lives with Him, the safest place, where we can come to know Him more intimately like a careful Father. When we do deeper trust, we are able to take bigger steps, even risky ones. This is the year to believe.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear!
Let life in Christ be as it’s designed to be – it will far exceed your expectations, and ask more of you than you’re ready to give, but the greatest adventure of your life!
We climb a mountain one step at the time,
From the desk by the window where the new lamp is lighting up the keyboard.
(c) Robin L. Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, reposted from January 2013
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