Do you, like me, former procrastinators, plan fairly well, but your follow up disappoints you? Our strategy may be the glitch. We can beat that!
This month we’ll focus on the value of small steps and how to make them. We’ll learn some about how our brains work so we can take advantage of how we’re wired.
Consider the bigness of “a little” in scripture.
We’re warned that “a little folding of the hands to sleep” brings want, that the small tongue can start a fire, that sin spreads like a little yeast working through dough.
We’re encouraged to teach God’s precepts little by little, to exercise mustard seed-size faith, to give Him our few loaves and fishes.
And this: “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and you shall inherit the land.” Exodus 23:30. God required His people to make their way bit by bit, fighting for the land He had for them. Opposition to our achievement can be part of what God uses for our good.
We think if we don’t have a large block of work time or if we can’t do the whole thing perfectly now, it’s not worth starting at all. We think something is too confusing, demanding, tiring, overwhelming to tackle. Don’t look at the whole giant job; ask the Lord, “What CAN I do?” Value small steps and keep making them. It’s part of following close to Him.
Thousands of photos overwhelm me. Step 1: Tackle just those under the table, box by box. Twelve boxes in, there’s increasing space under the table and a decreasing number of photos for future albums – the land I’ll possess.
What “land” does God want you to gain? What is your first small step?
Lynn MILLER says
Beth this message comes to me at just the right time….ahh God. He is mighty
I’m forever grateful for having met you & continue to learn from you. As my friend says “how do you eat an elephant? 1 bite at a time”
Small.. I can do that
Beth Sterne says
God is mighty, yes! I’m glad to know you, Lynn. We’re in this together – one bite at a time.