Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Humble beginnings...

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Joe Sabah

My problem is that I am a perfectionist! I am wary to start something unless I know that it will be good enough to be presentable. Obviously, this can have some positive spin-offs, but the reality is sometimes I don't attempt something because of a fear of failure. I am not sure if you can relate to this in some way at all?

The tragedy of having this outlook is that many things don't get done or even get attempted. We don't want to start a new project, a new ministry, a new relationship, a new devotional routine, or anything new, because we fear that it won't be great in the beginning. But, in truth, how many 'Finished Products' have had average/poor starts? Most of what we see as being perfect didn't start that way - their beginnings were humble and even awkward.

So, what has God being speaking to you about lately? Are you putting this off, because you are wanting it all to be perfect? Well, let me put you out of your misery - IT WON'T be perfect to begin with, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth starting.

If you are looking for the best example of this, turn to the pages of the Bible and have a look at the first disciples. If Jesus had waited to find 12 perfect guys to be on his team, he would still be waiting now! Jesus followed his father's plan and choose 12 'imperfect' men, but he knew that once he had started to work in their hearts, the future of the Christian movement would be GREAT.

Living in Grace

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