“…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ” ~Philippians 1:6 NIV
Thanks for joining me again for Baby Steps Part Three. Who knew a funny movie could inspire so!*
Please refer to my last two posts for reference: http://wp.me/p4RztF-v3 and http://wp.me/p4RztF-vY
So, did you do your homework? Did you list your SMART goals and hindrances?
How was your time of prayer? In what ways did the Lord speak to you?
Let’s wrap up with steps 4 and 5.
Baby Step Number 4: Enlist a Friend (s)
“Jonathan said to David, ‘Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD is witness between you and me…’ “ 1 Samuel 20:42 NIV
Share your ONE thing with your buddy. Brainstorm together. Plan times of accountability. Choose a friend (or friends) that will truly hold you up and ask the hard questions, no wimps allowed. Perhaps your friend has a similar goal or struggle and you can hold one another up?
How about joining an online support group? Or make your goal public by posting it on social media and ask for accountability (gutsy, I know). Perhaps you send a group email asking for prayer.
All of the above?
When I began working towards my goal, my husband and I buddied-up and did a sugar fast. I also joined an online support group. When I’m well, I go to a weekly workout called Revolution Fitness. It is faith-based and encourages me as I continue in my health journey.
Victory is found in community.
Baby Step Number 5: BEGIN!
“The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably in thought and act.”
~Orison Swett Marden
JUST DO IT! Start. Execution is everything. Commit your goals to the Lord and take off.
Baby steps enable us to gain success. I have implemented one thing at a time in my healthy eating journey. I began with a sugar fast, then I started examining my foods and recording what I was eating. Small, do-able steps toward success.
My friend, I’m praying for you as you commit your ONE thing to the Lord. May you experience success as you take baby steps. When you stumble and experience temporary failure (as I already have), give yourself grace as God does and begin again. HE who began a work in you will carry it to completion, one baby step at a time.
Your ONE thing is waiting…
On your mark, get set- GO!