In this first episode, we have some morning fun and then get down to business, discussing the value of starting something new and the obstacle everyone faces at one time or another.
Let’s get started with the basics —
START is the word for March. It’s easy to avoid starting something new. It might be that you decide to finally tackle the junk drawer that bugs you every time you open it or you know it’s time to take a leap of faith and begin a business. The thing is . . . I’ve learned that it not only requires time and energy to start a big or small project . . . but it requires me to take action. Failure to start something new—big or small—opens the door for an eventual mundane and monotonous life. We are made for NEW.
There’s a lot to consider and it’s not always easy to get started.
So. Think about this—the root of procrastination is most often fear—if, we don’t do it—we don’t have to face failure. It takes a lot of courage to manage the fear of failure.
I love history—when Franklin Roosevelt was President of the United States—the US economy had tanked and war loomed. President Roosevelt made this statement in his inauguration for his first four-year term on March 4,1933:
“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”
Isn’t this a powerful statement?
It’s something to think about.
So. Are your ready? Here’s today’s life-list:
- Refuse the discouragement of failing before starting. It comes at all of us. There’s no one immune—whether it’s starting something new in a relationship, finances, health—whatever defines your daily life or a new venture.
- Take time today to evaluate what you need to start first—what’s screaming loud in your head? Answer these questions: Is it an obstacle in your personal life? Is it a need in your community? Is it something that will matter long term?
- Pray and ask—what is the one thing to start this month? Not everything. BUT. One thing.
- Focus on these words given by God to the ancient leader Joshua before he had barely started. The words are worth knowing and living by:
. . . Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
- Remember as you start: God will be with you wherever you go. Let this truth go deep in your soul. You will be strengthened and encouraged.
Let’s start the day with courage. Talk to you tomorrow in Studio 365.
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