Moving Forward

Moving Forward

“Instead of folding to fear or caving to comparisons, do what you can!”

As I was having my quiet time this morning, I was led to Awaken, an amazing 90-day devotional by Priscilla Shirer. The study I was led to was titled Baby Steps (Day 36). And as I was reading, words seemed to jump off the pages at me, and convicted me more than I knew they would.

I thought about how much I missed writing and encouraging others. For the past 3 months or more, I had stopped moving. Yes, I have a baby on the way and could blame my motionlessness on pregnancy, but reality is, I stopped writing because I wasn’t sure if it was making a difference. I don’t have the audience I desire, I folded to fear, and caved to comparison.

I stopped doing what I could do, which would help me to grow, and made the decision to do nothing.

Maybe this is you.

Have you gotten to a place of folding or caving?

It’s time to move forward and do what you can.

“In many seasons of life, we’re prone to wonder if our wobbly, unsteady steps in any one direction are actually worth the painstaking effort they require. We’re tempted to just withhold our offering – whether of time, talents, or treasure – assuming it will never be ample enough to interest the Lord’s attention, figuring that others would label it a complete waste. We question whether small steps, uneven steps, unsteady steps, can ever be worthy steps – worthy enough to please Him, strong enough to propel us toward our destiny.” – Priscilla Shirer (Awaken, Pg. 144).

I began to wonder if my inconsistency with posting was good enough. I thought, it’s better to stop posting all together than to not meet my goals of posting daily (or even weekly for that matter).

I no longer wanted to focus so heavily on choices, but I wasn’t sure if that was a good idea. The direction of my blog has changed so much, I knew I couldn’t yet again choose another path.

Maybe I should wait for clarity.

Maybe I should know for sure what direction to go in before continuing to write.

Well today, I’m motivated to take baby steps, move forward, and do what I can do.

I want to motivate you to do the same. Something is always better than nothing. Choose today to no longer be fooled into thinking otherwise.

Your gift matters, and Jesus doesn’t expect perfection. He wants to use you right where you are. Do whatever you have been called to do, for an audience of one!

“Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people,” ~ Colossians‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭CSB‬‬

~ Love The Teaching Wife

Deitra B.
deitra@theteachingwife.com

I am Deitra Baker, a servant, follower and lover of Christ. I am a wife to one amazing husband, and mother to two of God’s most amazing children...Read More »

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