This is for those of you who feel stuck or like you are not doing enough.
Those of you who are constantly striving for perfection and burning yourselves out.
This is for my heart, just as much as it is for yours.
Looking at life it is pretty easy to see all of the things that we could have, should have, or wish we would have done. It is easy to look at someone else’s life and wish we were as “far along” as they are. Feeling like a failure in your own life because you are not where you want to be. Maybe emotionally, physically, financially, or spiritually.
This feeling hits you deep in your gut and makes you feel not good enough. It is overwhelming and feels like it will never end. It feels like it will take FOREVER to get where you want to be, which makes it hard to even start or strive towards your goal. What’s the point anyways? Who cares if I don’t reach my goals?
I know that your goals are given to you from God himself. I know that there is a purpose behind your goals and lives to be touched. Lives to be touched on the journey to reaching your goals and when they are achieved. Someone out there needs you. You need you.
The journey to your goal is not just about achieving accomplishing, and proving you are enough. It is about growing as a person and becoming closer to who you were made to be. But you have to start somewhere. Staying stuck in fear, doubt, insecurity, and perfectionism is no way to live your life.
There is more.
This is a reminder that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. There is a purpose in this season. Maybe you are supposed to be resting. Maybe this is your season of growth and learning. Maybe this season is for you to work your butt off. Wherever you are, you are there for a reason. There is purpose in this season. There is something to be learned. Whether you learn it and what you do with it is up to you.
You get to choose what you do with your time, and what you make time for. Sometimes it is overwhelming thinking of all we could be doing with our time, I get that. What if, instead we made a goal to make one small step each day. A step in the right direction.
You cannot get where you want to be without one single step. Babies cannot run without first learning to crawl and then walk. Maybe you are crawling and that’s okay, at least you are moving.
Some people stay stuck because they belittle the thought of starting small. You cannot accomplish big things without first accomplishing little things.
Maybe you are like me and have had something in your mind and your heart that you’ve wanted to do but you keep pushing it off.
Maybe you are afraid.
Maybe it seems overwhelming.
Maybe you don’t feel like it will matter.
It does. Everything you do matters, whether you know it or not.
I dare you to take one small step towards that thing.
Write down goals, take a class, start saving, try a side job, post the picture, tell your story.
Someone out there needs what you have.
It does not need to be big and scary. It can be one step each day, every day.
That is enough.
Think of all of the things you do accomplish each day. You wake up, breathe, eat, and think. Maybe you are a mom who holds down the house, maybe you work out every day, maybe you are a student who gets their school work done, or maybe you simply wake up each day and do your best.
That is enough.
Take a step. Each step you take matters. You need to walk before you can run.
Each step you make has the power to change your life for the better or the worse, and possibly someone else’s. You get to decide. If you make the wrong choice, that is okay just get back up and try again. There is no shame in a wrong choice. You are loved and enough even when you mess up. These mess-ups teach you what not to do so you can figure out what you should do instead.
There is no being great without “failure” or mistakes.
God will reveal your next step exactly when you need to see it.
There is purpose in this season.
From someone who is learning that healing and resting is enough.
From someone taking life one day and one step at a time.
From someone who is proud of who and where they are but working to be better at the same time.
From someone like you,