Baby Steps!

1 John 4: 4

You dear children are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

You can do more than you think! Not through our power but through God’s power. I also believe the more you do the more you can do! And the reverse is true–the less you do the less you can do. Which one will you choose?

I’m not saying it will be easy or that you won’t have setbacks. But what I am saying is that you can move forward, stagnate, or regress. Which one will you choose?

Life can throw us curve balls.

In my latest book, BROKEN TRUST, my main character was kidnapped and is having difficulty moving forward in her life. She keeps being told–BABY STEPS. One baby step begets another baby st and so forth.

My curve ball was/is bilateral brain tumors and a genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 2. I was diagnosed five years ago and it’s been quite the journey–and not a pleasant one.

I’d like to say it’s had its ups and down but it’s probably more accurate to say there haven’t been that many ups. Between the tumors themselves as well as the treatments, it’s pretty much been a spiral of downs.  Lost all of my hearing in one ear; then lost my balance; then lost more hearing in the other ear; then lost more of my balance; then more of my hearing; then my feet went numb and I couldn’t walk without assistance; and…. and… and…

The point is that throughout the past five years I’ve had a choice. Give up or not give up. Giving up does not honor God and I want to honor God so… I do the best I can.

After each setback, I start with baby steps and go from there.  The more I force myself to do the more I can do. If I just gave up (and believe me that thought’s appealing more than I care to admit) and didn’t keep trying, I’m sure that I would be able to do less and less.

I know this because I come from a long line of couch potatoes!

I’m talking about from a physical point of view but I believe it holds true for all sorts of situations–physically; mentally; and emotionally.

If you have a goal or a dream but don’t know where to start–take that first baby step and then another and another.


So no matter what needs changed in your life–take that first baby step and then another and another.

It’s just like the tortoise and the hare. Speedy may be more flashy but slow and steady wins the race. BABY STEPS






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