At this time of year, I feel as if I need to make progress in leaps and bounds…to take big steps toward my goals. Then I begin worrying about all the obstacles of tomorrow and the days ahead. So I have to keep reminding myself of the value of breaking the journey down into small steps.
Trying to jump to the top of the mountain all in one leap never works. We try several times, hitting halfway up the mountain each time, then slide down…being tired, our next several attempts hit 40% of the way up the mountain, then slide down. Eventually, we get tired of trying and just quit.
The need to climb the mountain one step at a time and establish base camps, so in case we slide down a little bit, we can re-group at our last base camp, assess why we slid, and power back up the mountain…again, in small, doable steps.
Jesus encouraged us not to worry about tomorrow since today has enough of its own problems. In the weakness of turbulent and unsteady emotions, we may need to settle for smaller steps to allow us to reach our goals. The wisdom of the moment provided by God, and the ever-present reassurance of the One who says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” provide the breeze for our sails.
Our Stepping Stones provides tips to help you assess yourself, understand a strategy for transformation, and offer possible smaller steps you might want to take…then to support those tips with scripture and prayer. It is our hope, beyond providing daily scripture and prayer, that you may find true “stepping stones” in your journey to obtain the “Mind of Christ.”
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Thank You, Father, for reminding me that small steps will get me there. I pray that You will guide me to the step I need to take today, and help me not worry about the steps I need to take tomorrow and beyond. I pray in the name of the one who You send to show me the path forward, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”