We hear “walk by faith, not by sight”. We read “just take the first step”. But sometimes that isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sure, there’s fear. That may be an obvious reason not to take a step. But sometimes we sincerely don’t even know the direction or what that step may be. How can we take a step when we don’t know what we’re stepping towards? When we haven’t really sorted through what seems to be holding us back?
Some questions to consider to help you determine what steps to take:
- Where do I feel stuck?
- Are there relationships in my life that feel distant?
- Is my body healthy? My weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc in check?
- What causes fear? Worry? Doubt?
- What are my deepest desires?
- If I could do anything I wanted, what would it be?
- How am I contributing to society?
- How is my spiritual life?
- Do I feel rested and refreshed each day?
Now take some time to answer these questions honestly. Once you do, you will figure out what area of our life needs action. It may be something simple like needing more sleep. It may be something bigger like a relationship that needs mended. It may be huge like a complete career change or a big move. But once you’ve figured out the area, that’s when you take a step.
Maybe start a conversation with a loved one.
Maybe take an online course that will get you closer to fulfilling a dream career.
Maybe volunteer somewhere to get out of your comfort zone.
Maybe make one healthy choice today.
Maybe go to bed 15 minutes earlier.
Maybe spend 5 minutes in quiet time to reflect and pray.
You may not know where it will end or if the staircase is straight or curved, steep or short, but you will begin the journey of progress in that area of your life.
Friend, don’t stay stuck. Take a step today.
Let me know how you’re stepping out and how I can pray for you as you do!