Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take that first step

"The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives."  Psalm 37:23

I've heard it said that, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Did you know that it takes approximately 2,000 steps to complete a mile depending on your height and stride length? That's about 6200 steps to complete a 5k and about 52,400 steps to complete a marathon. A thousand mile journey would require about 2,000,000 steps to complete. That's a lot of steps! But one thing is true of each distance... you cannot take that last step until you take the first. And, many times, the first step is the hardest.

To accomplish any goal, there are three things that we need to believe:

1. It is possible to achieve - "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27

2. You have the power to overcome any obstacle in your way - "Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you." Luke 10:19

3. We were created to do great things - "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

So don't be afraid to take that first step. You can do extraordinary things if you simply believe you can achieve it, believe you are equipped for it and you have the power to conquer your fears, doubts and limitations. What are you waiting for?

Heavenly Father, thank you for providing us with everything we need to do amazing things. May we glorify you in all we do, whether that be running a race, finishing a project or accomplishing a goal. All praise to you for giving us the ability to overcome any obstacle in our way. Help us to take that first step today, and then the next.... and the next. It's in your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen. 

Happy Running!!!

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