That’s all you have to do.
You don’t have to have it all figured out, you just need to get moving. God has given you a dream, a vision, a purpose, that only you can fill. If you don’t make it happen, then the rest of us miss out on what you have to offer.
Todd Henry, in his book Die Empty, talks about the potential that many people sadly never realize:
“In my first book, The Accidental Creative, I recounted a meeting in which a friend asked a strange and unexpected question: ‘What do you think is the most valuable land in the world?’ Several people threw out guesses, such as Manhattan, the oil fields of the Middle East, and the gold mines of South Africa, before our friend indicated that we were way off track. He paused for a moment, and said, “You’re all wrong. The most valuable land in the world is the graveyard. In the graveyard are buried all of the unwritten novels, never-launched businesses, unreconciled relationships, and all of the other things that people thought, ‘I’ll get around to that tomorrow.’ One day, however, their tomorrows ran out.”
Don’t look at the monumental size of the task – just start.
A musician doesn’t just pick up an instrument and suddenly their proficient – they’re not just born with it. They develop the gift within them through practice. If the guitar player expected to sound like Eric Clapton as soon as they picked up their guitar, they will quickly be discouraged and quit. However, if they decide to spend even 5 minutes a day honing their craft and developing their skill, after a year they will be amazed at how good they’ve gotten.
The saying “the longest journey begins with a single step” is true. Someday we’re all going to finish. Wether you are one of the ones who finishes well or never starts is up to you. You have what you have today because of the choices you made yesterday – make the choice today to better your tomorrow.
Sow into your future.