The Winning Step Awaits, by Cathy Baker
“It took bravery on my part to take the first step, so tonight is not the winning step. The winning step was the first one.”
David, runner up for The Biggest Loser 2014
Perhaps it was the timing of his statement that caused me to drop my 3 point-worthy Bagel Thins and pick up a pen instead. Thanks to Vonda, author Dave Weiss’ post Your Muse is DEAD had been raising its hand for my constant attention all day long:
“Inspiration is not something to wait for, itβs something to seek. Itβs not some wispy goddess who capriciously decides to withhold your creativity. The muse is dead, actually she was never alive. Most of inspiration is work.” Dave Weiss, AMOKArts.com
Though Dave’s post is directed to writers, it’s true for any area of life. Whatever that looks like for each of us, the truth is, it all begins with the first step:
- Stocking our pantries with healthier foods. And yes, Bagel Thins should be one of them. Don’t forget the blueberry cream cheese. It’s a lovely 2 point shade of lavender. π
- Lacing up the walking shoes (after I find them).
- Creating budget envelopes in order to become a better steward of finances.
- Fill in the blank _________________.
Could you use a little inspiration today?Β Don’t wait on it. Your first step awaits!
“God is not withholding from you. When He has something for you to do, He will make it clear. In the meantime look to what Heβs previously given you that you left unfinished and start working on that.” Dave Weiss
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
I pray God’s blessing on the work of your hands and your hearts,
(“Laughing Jesus” courtesy of Robert Wilson Fine Art)
Cathy Baker is a writer, poet, blogger, and Bible teacher who takes God at His word and applies it to real life. You can connect with Cathy through her blog, Rhyme & Reason. Thanks for allowing me to share your post, Cathy!