I know that it’s January, but when I think of the promise that a new year brings, my mind wonders back to December. Of course, that’s not unusual for anyone that knows me. I think back to a certain Christmas special where the hero is persuading the villain that he can change if he wants.
All he has to do is take the first step. A step is a wonderful thing. It holds the promise of a changed life, yet it also has another message, that change starts small! That’s the liberating part of it, you don’t get have to go a million miles in a day, you start with a single step. Then one becomes two, two turn into ten, and so on.
My sister gave a poster once, it showed a man walking upon individual rocks sticking up out of the water. I’ll never forget the caption, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” so even if that first step is awkward, or scary, take it. No one said you had to run at first, no one ever said it had to be graceful. It just has to be initiated,
To a little baby, one step is huge, it’s never been done before. To the Parent it’s a starting point. We don’t start off with huge feats, just taking a few steps. No matter how important, or long the path, it all started by putting one foot in front of the other foot. Even Calvary began with The Master walking towards it.
So, in 2013, don’t get caught up in how long it will take you to get to where you go, instead, get caught up in The One that will walk beside you every step!