(My mom going over the wall. Pic by me)
Life is often like climbing over the wall. We take each rung or day one at a time. Each thing God calls us to do we take one step at a time. Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the big picture, but when we take the first step it doesn't look quite so daunting. Looking at my classroom yesterday, I tried not to feel overwhelmed at the amount of work that needs to be done. I decided to take the step of getting the bookshelf dusted and back in order. Two hours later all the books were in their proper place and I had started sorting through a box left by a previous teacher. Now those kind of rungs or steps, I can handle. I am task orientated person. Put me in a room of people and I can be a bit overwhelmed. In fact today, the kids and I are going to school to help serve breakfast to the new teachers. Yikes. Meeting new people ranks right up there with heights and ladders. So today I am going to concentrate on taking one rung at time. I will focus on one teacher at a time praying that God sends me to the ones that need a new friend the most. Who knows what adventures are in store for us this year? I will never know if I don't take the first step.
What rung or step are you needing to take? What helps you tackle those things that you are procrastinating or afraid of?
Dear God, Thank you that you are with us always through each rung of the ladder. Thank you for your strength and grace. May I trust in you when I am afraid. Lead me on your right path even if it takes me up ladders and over walls. Today be with me as I meet the new teachers. Give me words to encourage. Show me who needs a friend. Amen