Monday, March 9, 2009

Next steps, not missteps

My bride and I were at church a couple weeks ago and listened to a guest speaker give a sermon that struck us both as eye-opening. It was on next steps. Sort of where do you go next. I won't try to relay exactly what he said, but the main point was that God is not concerned with our missteps but with our next steps. He is more concerned with where we go now.

We both left and said to each other that it was really a great sermon and one that we each needed to hear. We each have a tendency to beat ourselves up over our mistakes, especially when it comes to food. She does it more than I do, but we are both guilty.

So, here's a confession. I haven't written a word since my first post. Not a single word. I should be 300 words into my 100 words a day challenge. Sad. I couldn't even do it the first night. I do have some excuses. I have a lot of reading I need to do before a Tuesday meeting at work. That has taken up most of my down time. Plus we have had things to do around the house. With my hours and my wife's long work days our evenings aren't the best time for us to cross things off our to-do list. That leaves the weekend as the days when we can do all it is we need to do.

But really, these are all excuses. I should be able to scratch out enough time to write 100 words a day.

I can't let me beat myself up. I need to be concerned with next steps and not my missteps. So, tomorrow it's 100 words at least. Even if it means I find the time late at night to do it.

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