Why am I even telling you about bricks? God just really stirred it in my heart when I was looking up at all those bricks that they had to start somewhere. If I knew I had to lay 80,000 breaks, I would probably not even want to start. ￼Sometimes in our mind, when we are trying to make a decision, maybe starting a new discipline, dealing with grief, or a big project, we can get overwhelmed easily when we look at it in its entirety. So as my friend would say, "Do the very next thing you HAVE to do, and that's it!"
When my daddy slipped away from this earth, I held his hand. I remember hearing the monitors rhythmically beeping in the background until there was just one solid beep, which signaled to us he was gone. I remember sitting on the floor, and many people were talking to me, but I had no idea what they were saying because they seemed far away. But just like my friend said, I had to make my body do the next thing, somehow drive home. It started there and then moved to the next moment and the next until now it's a year and a half later. I could not have survived if I had thought about large chunks of time, and I still do not think long-term where he's concerned.
Wherever you find yourself today, with grief, significant challenges, new disciplines, or big decisions, remember all things are possible if you concentrate on the next step. You have to start somewhere, but the biggest challenge is just to START!!!!
Phillipians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.