Small Steps, Big Changes

I Love Instagram! I'm finding myself using Instagram more and more than the other social networks. As I was reading posts yesterday, one of my connections posted this: "Don't try to overhaul your life overnight. Instead, focus on making one small change at a time. Over time, these small changes will add up to big transformation. Breath in and out and remember that moving forward means taking it one step at a time. #dontgiveup". WOW! This came right when I needed a word of encouragement and God knew it!

You see, hubby and I are on a journey and it is going take steps to get there. I'm the impatient one. I want the change NOW. He is more realistic and trusting in God. He wants God's timing. I'm a blessed woman to have a man like this who reminds me of that. But today, what I needed was a direct word from God and He gave it to me in that Instagram post.

I've seen a pattern in my life how I've handled difficulties. When something bad happened to me, my first inclination was to run, get away from it. But, when I gave my life to Jesus, I've noticed that bad situations aren't always easy to get away from. In fact, sometimes He allowed me to stay in uncomfortable situations to teach me lessons and to firm up my character. I can't say I liked it, but I know He's made me better because of it. You probably have felt at times to throw in the towel and give up, I have too. But The Lord doesn't want us to quit. He's a winner and therefore we are too.

When you're trying to make a big lifestyle change, it often does requires taking some baby steps and it may seem it's taking a long time to see results but you and I need to tell ourselves that every baby step forward gets us closer to the big goal. And if or when I hit a bump, God will get me over it. And, I also need to remind myself that if I give up too soon, I'll never know what could be. I know I can't live with kind of regret, could you?