Purging using God's "baby steps" strategy
Hey Friend!! Did you miss me? I missed you too. But you know how it is when life gets to lifing. There are always things to come to distract you from the goal, but take heart, we got this and we will continue to press forward to the mark. It's the second week of January so we still have some time to make some great strides in purging over the next couple of weeks. Let's get it!
In the last post I promised you that I would share God's "baby steps" strategy. Let me try to give you the back story on how He taught me this strategy. So I have always been the girl that wanted to do everything perfect from start to finish. Well first of all, no one is perfect but Jesus, and secondly, that was too much pressure. So once I got under the stress of caring for my son after his injury, God slowed my life down to a crawl. Each day was a struggle so there was no time to think about perfection or much less getting everything done. Believe it or not, that was deliverance for me!! I didn't realize then that He was teaching me how to move forward in life with less stress and pressure. God is so good!
So fast forward to writing and publishing a book. Whew! I had no idea where to start. But God! He led me to reach out to a friend that had recently written a book. She then introduced me to her sister who had helped her because the sister has written many books, and was having a writers workshop. Look at GOD!! This was the first step of many God took me through on the journey to writing and publishing "God is REAL..." He allowed me take only one step at a time and each step led to the next. Of course, being who I am, I wanted all the information and all the steps at once, but this was unfamiliar territory, just l like my journey with Corion. I had to rely on my Heavenly Father, for direction and steps. He doesn't give you the entire plan at once. That's where faith and trust come into play. God is our greatest teacher!
Psalm 37:23-24 NIV - The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Now I use this strategy in every are of life, when faced with a challenge that feels overwhelming. The key is to do what you can do at the moment. It's okay to do what is easiest or quicker to do now. That step will get you closer to the goal. Let me give you another example. I hate folding clothes, but I don't mind folding towels. So when I faced with folding laundry, I do the towels first. This decreases the pile of laundry significantly. Next, I separate what's left to make smaller piles. If I can get it done today, then great. But if it takes a day or two, then so be it. But I have a determination to press through to the end. Another step that may be required sometimes, is seeking the help of others. We'll talk about that in our next post.
From a spiritual perspective, let's say you need to purge unforgiveness. What would be a good first step? How about considering the things God has forgiven you for? Next, consider the things you would like someone in your life to forgive you for. Once we think on those things, we can then consider the fact that we have been forgiven, so howbeit that we not forgive someone that has wronged us. Just think about it. It may not come immediately, but if you use God's "baby steps" strategy, in time, you will reach the goal of purging that unforgiveness. It will be a blessing to you, as well as others.
So before I go, did you guess the sweet feet in the photo. I know it looked like Daniel but it is Little Ben!! Even their PopPop (my husband) guessed Daniel, but after all, they are twins you know.
Meet me in the comments and let me know one thing God's "baby steps" strategy will help you tackle this week. Don't be shy friend. We are all in this together. It's Purging Season!