Start Where You Are - Savor

Start Where You Are

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 23:5

My friend Laura’s New Year’s resolution is “start where you are.” I love it. Whatever thing seems too intimidating, whatever new skill seems too far off to develop, whatever project has been hanging over your head forever: start where you are.

Each of us has been created by a holy God with love, on purpose and for a purpose. But so many of us feel afraid or unprepared. This is the secret, though: No one is prepared enough. No one is perfectly ready.

Let’s choose together to take one step forward today, whatever that means—a phone call, an hour of writing, a day away to dream. Sometimes even just a half hour to brainstorm or plan gets us unstuck. No one lives out an exciting calling without just plunging forward at some point, full of fear and uncertainty.

The world is full of people who can talk your ear off about all the reasons they can’t possibly just begin that thing they’re longing to begin. Let’s not be those people. Let’s start where we are.

WHAT’S THE dream or vision or project you feel called to in this season of your life? What’s one tangible way to start where you are?

From the Book:

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Savor
By Shauna Niequist
Zondervan
$7.99

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