I love to see people take steps forward. I love seeing people take steps forward as a friend or parent. It is awesome when someone says I am going to learn an instrument or take up a new hobby. I love to see a student go get tutoring or work harder in a class. A boss or employee willing to make the appropriate changes is just sweet. One reason I love seeing people move forward is that making progress is hard. I have observed that there seems to be a consistent thing that happens as people attempt to move forward. They commit to moving forward or they take the first step or a new step and then they just stop or stall out. I watch many people, including myself, with good intentions. We take one step forward and then settle or never move. As I watch this process over and over, I have noticed 2 things that will help you keep moving forward. The first is to expect that the second step is going to be even harder to take then the first – prepare for the certain resistance that is coming. The second piece is just keep moving forward, no matter how small the steps are – just keep going.
- If you said, you will go to counseling to get help – – go. Saying yes is one thing, but get accountable to someone who is going to help you get there.
- You had your child dedicated at church – great choice, but make church services a priority. So many make this choice to bring their kid forward and say I want my kid to follow God and then they almost right away they become inconsistent in leading their family to church.
- You got back to exercising – – that is great. Keep going. Do not just quit after one week.
- You get baptized – – awesome. But take the next step in continuing to pursue God. Get in a small group, read your Bible, start serving.
- You needed to heal so you went to a new church – – make sense. But do not stay on the sidelines forever. Plug back in and get involved.
Whatever you have made a choice to take a step forward with, just keep moving. One day and one step at a time, but keep moving.