When in Doubt, Just Take the Next Right Step.
Okay, so obviously this whole "blogging" thing is not my best endeavor. I am not the best at being consistent at it or even the best writer for that matter. However, I am still going to pursue it because for some odd reason there are a select few people out there who actually care what I have to say.
My biggest obstacle with blogging - as well as with most things in life - is just getting started. I know you think that you are the world's worst procrastinator, but I am here to prove you wrong about that - it's me all the way.
I think my biggest misconception about blogging (and maybe it is yours too) is that it has to be some long elaborate post and if I can't provide at least a 10 minute read, then I might as well not even sit down and start typing. But in reality, no one wants to read a 10 minute blog post anyway - I myself check out after about 3 to 4 minutes.
I get all these great ideas when I am just going throughout my day and I'm like "I should totally write a blog post about this or I should totally talk about this on my Instagram stories!" and then the shame and doubt fairy comes along and is like "no one cares so why even try." But then my mom comes home and tells me "someone stopped me today and said they saw you on some gram thing and said you just made their day." I can't help but think that for every person that doesn't care about what I have to say, there's at least one person that does.
A couple of days ago I took my boyfriend John on a Target date with me - just as an FYI John hates Target dates. Well he decided that after Target he wanted to go into Dick's Sporting Goods to look around. So I decided I would go into Books-A-Million. I found two books to buy and starting reading one of them as soon as we got back in the car - the title is God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett. Y'all... I was completely captivated by this book.
Right away it just takes my breath away. Lesson 2 is "When in Doubt, Just Take the Next Right Step." Was that ever what I needed to hear right in that moment. When we try to take the next step we want to have the next 15 steps already planned out and in place ahead of time so we know where we are going. But that puts us in a constant place of worry and anxiety because we can't know what will happen next; only God can. As a planner, I am the world's worst for trying to plan out the next 500 steps of my life all at once when I should be just focusing on taking the next right step.
Regina Brett says it best when she writes:
"When in doubt, do the next right thing. It's usually something quite small. As E. L. Doctorow said, writing a book is like driving a car at night. "You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
Of course I translated that to apply to my own life and possibly yours.
"Taking the next step is like driving a car at night. "You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
My point is, if God has placed something on your heart and you're scared of all the things that could go wrong in the grand scheme of things, just take the first step and trust God. Have faith that God will see you through.
You can purchase God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours here: https://www.amazon.com/God-Never-Blinks-Lessons-Detours/dp/0446556513/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2NB9YXQEYS62Z&keywords=god+never+blinks+by+regina+brett&qid=1561664269&s=gateway&sprefix=god+never+b%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-1