She sits across from me over coffee as we discuss life, family and the never ending to – do lists.
Sensing and relating to her overwhelm I silently pray for a word of encouragement to share.
Zech 4:10 comes to mind – “Do not despise these small beginnings for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”
When the clutter was too much, the to-do list too long, the pounds to lose too many, the obligations too demanding, relationships became too negative and thoughts too toxic I ached for a change yet didn’t know how to begin until stumbling upon this verse.
A small beginning was the answer.
Yes, one small step towards your goal and the Lord rejoices to see you begin. Whether it is one pound, task, thought or one choice that small first step leads to massive achievement.
If losing twenty pounds is your goal, perhaps try beginning with losing three.
Want an organized home but are overwhelmed with clutter? Start with one drawer.
Always wanted to cross the finish line of a half marathon? Conquer one lap around the park.
Want to think positively regularly? Be mindful of one thought at at time.
Whatever you deeply long for is yours when you take that first step.
Celebrate those small achievements along the way as they are mile markers to your final destination and reminders that you can push through the doubt and fear and become who you want to be.
One step multiplied over time equals massive achievement.
The Lord is waiting to rejoice to see you take that first step. Will today be the day?
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