I tend to over-plan. Planning is important because running around recklessly is madness. But over-planning or over-thinking can lead to stagnation; it questions, but doesn’t move. It can lead to waiting for perfect conditions and parameters and problem-solutions that will never fully form. So today’s post is for those of you who feel stuck. I give you permission to go…now!
The next quote may seem counter-intuitive to the title of this post, but hang in there, it should make sense in the end. If not, you may be over-thinking things.
Don’t think about the start of the race. Think about the ending.
Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
-Apostle Paul (Galatians 6:9)
How you start a race matters. Are you trying something new? Volunteering in children’s ministry for the first time? Starting a new habit with your family? Then imagine the end. Dream about the results. Visualize the goal. But take the first step. Don’t overthink the potential problems. Jump in with faith. Just start. Keep at it holding on to the hope of good things coming!
Don’t THINK about the start. JUST START!
Lord, when fear cripples me, teach me to push through it for the joy on the other side.