I am planning to write a book. Actually I have the concept for four books. I have the titles in mind and the overall idea for the content for each one. The first one will be a collection of these …
I am planning to write a book. Actually I have the concept for four books. I have the titles in mind and the overall idea for the content for each one. The first one will be a collection of these Faith Walk columns.
(I have now written this column for more than eight years and my book, Faith Walk, was published in March 2017. Reading it again, I was challenged. I hope it does the same for you!)
My concept for each of these books is really great, I believe. But I know that none of this glorious content that is so vivid in my mind will ever be written unless I start to work on them.
The first step toward getting to any goal is starting. If you do not take the first step on any journey you will never get to your destination or your goal.
I like the idea of thinking about these books. I just know that each of them will be great if I will only write them. But that means starting. And that seems to be the hardest part of any worthwhile endeavor. No matter how long I think about writing a book, the job will never get done unless I start.
You cannot originate anything. You cannot improve anything. You cannot do anything. Until you start.
It seems that getting started is difficult because you know the path to completion is going to be hard work – and maybe pain and struggle.
An ancient wise man once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” So here I am. I know I will never finish a job that I do not start!
What do you believe the Lord is leading you to do? Are you failing to do it because you are fearful of the journey to complete the task? Is it hard? Time consuming? Does it mean you will have to give up some things you like to do so you will have time to do what you need to do?
It’s challenging. But I know I – uh oh, I meant you - can do it. Let’s get started doing what the Lord has called us to do.
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