I remember being in my early 20's and so lost. I look back and just want to hug the person I was. I felt so alone and helpless.
Most of all...I felt like I was NEVER going to get to where I wanted and needed to be in life. It was so hard to picture anything different. To picture myself with a home, job, and family. I mean, How on earth was I going to get there?
The task seemed so big and overwhelming and I felt like I was going to be a failure in life.
But....here I am 10 years later, and how did I get here?
One Step at a Time.
I started with the small things. The things I could change for the better. The very small things. The big things happened fast and they would scare me at times. However I adjusted to them by fixing the small things in that circumstance.
Even though life took me in unpredicted directions and I was presented with circumstances that were beyond my control....circumstances that would eventually mold and shape me into the person God needs me to be, it is how I reacted to these circumstances that mattered.
The small details.
I was reminded of this today as I took out our daily family devotions at breakfast.
I had been feeling out of touch with God for a few months. Not feeling like the connected family I want to have. In the summer my bible tends to collect dust, and I find that when we as a family are not rooted in the word, slowly things start to unravel. Our attitudes, and reactions to circumstances that are beyond our control take a turn for the worst. This is not the family I want....but how do we get there?
So... I took a small step. I made the decision to start family devotions in the morning. To make the Word a priority before I check my e-mail. I have to admit that at first it was hard to sit down, but it only takes 5 minutes of our time! Five minutes to be together in the morning and pray about our day. 5 minutes to become rooted in God's word and to set our priorities straight for the morning.
5 minutes...A small step to changing things around here.
Small Steps to becoming the people/family that God needs us to be in the future.
Small Steps to getting to where we need to be.