Have you ever pondered if those baby steps or small beginnings in your life will ever amount to anything? Whether it’s a personal goal or business venture, starting off s l o w l y can sometimes be really discouraging.
That’s when I think about how I’ve watched my own children (and now my grandchildren) learn to walk. My almost 13-month-old granddaughter Lilly is just at that stage, taking those first tottering, uncertain steps – yet beaming with pride and confidence. No matter how many times she falls, she gets back up, and tries again.
It’s a good lesson for us as adults!
Keep on keeping on, and eventually, we’ll get there. “Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.”
Onto today’s inspirational thought…
“You are probably believing God for something to come to pass in your life. If you look, you will find evidence of a small beginning. God gives you seed–perhaps only a little, tiny seed–something that causes you to hope. Rejoice over that seed. It is a sign of greater things to come.
But if you don’t take care of what God gives you, you will lose it. You need to be content during the small things. You know the Lord is the Author and the Finisher (see Hebrews 12:2). What He begins, He completes (see Philippians 1:6).
Don’t curse your seed by complaining or proclaiming negative things over it. Instead, say, ‘Lord, this is only a little thing, but thank You for giving me some hope, something to hold on to. Thank You, Lord, for a beginning.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
I often think about this idea of not despising small beginnings. Everything in life had to begin somewhere. I think back to how my youngest daughter announced her first pregnancy–I went to visit her and my son-in-law for the day, and my daughter said she had something to show me. She handed me a folded up napkin and told me to open it. Inside was an apple seed. I was perplexed, so she explained, “That’s about the size of your first grandchild right now.” THEN I was ecstatic! 🙂
So yes, everything has to begin some how, often as that tiny seed. And as long as we are thankful for these small beginnings and continue to nurture them, they will grow into bigger things that might seem scary and outside our comfort zone, at first. Sometimes it’s beneficial to reflect on older, established situations in our lives and remember how we got from point A to point B!
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Have you ever wondered about a “small beginning”–if it would ever amount to anything?
Or are you able to reflect on how a now established relationship, career, or business began as a “small seed” many months or years ago?