Start Now

Fall is here! IMG_7392

The weather is cooler, crisp, feels clean…reminding me that winter is around the corner! If you are from Minnesota you know that winters here can be long. COLD. Sometimes a bit gloomy and depressing, but the beauty of a fresh snow as it sparkles in the sunlight is hard to beat!

You can find beauty even in the frigid temps. It’s all around.

What does this have to do with my post today?

Everything. Has a season.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens

No matter where we are at in our lives I guarantee we are going through one of the seasons…maybe you are going through a season of searching, or giving up. Maybe it is a season of laughter, or a time of weeping. A time to love, a time to hate.

A time for everything.

My point:

You will always be going through something. Good or bad. There is not a perfect moment when you will be ready to start pursuing your new dream, completing a daunting task, or perhaps writing that blog you’ve wanted to start (YES, it has been almost 8 months since my first and only post on this site!)

The struggles are real. Our lives are nothing short of chaotic and so very hard somedays. We have families, deadlines, duties, and honestly the days seem to run together most of the time… until I realize I’ve spent the last half of my year on auto pilot.

The best time to start…well the only time to start, is NOW.

The path that leads to where we need to be is full of obstacles. There are a million reasons why we could say no. Should say no. Put it off for a “better” time. But if you can find your reason WHY…

DO IT.

Your dreams are not going to wait for you forever. There is a role ready for you to fill. Do it now, before God assigns it to someone else.

But what am I supposed to do with my life? I want to give it more meaning!

You know what it is. You feel it when you bring yourself to the present moment and allow your mental chatter to drift away. It’s that tug, the pull you feel, its magnetic…FOLLOW IT. Open your eyes and see the extraordinary around you. A life of depth can be found in the present moment.

Take a step. Even if it’s a small one. Miles are walked by putting one foot in front of the other. With every step leave behind your insecurities and fears. This is a journey. Not a race. The only competitor is you. There is room for growth, become greater than you are today. Step out of your habits.

HOW?

Do one thing today that your future self will thank you for.

Do this every day and you will look back and realize that the BIG things in your life are simply achieved by a sum of all your small steps.

What is your why? I encourage you to take a step INTO it, point yourself in the right direction…even if it means turning around.  Do it NOW. Be Brave.

Today is all we ever have.

Take Care and God Bless,

Elizabeth

 

 

4 Comments on “Start Now

  1. Beautiful, motivating and true! Don’t wait for perfection, just start with small steps.
    Extra bonus, beautiful photos, too!

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