Purposeful actions make way to take your one step. You have to take purposeful actions to make things happen. You are uniquely designed on purpose and for a purpose. You have to know your purpose, and then you have to do something in the purpose, or it’s no better than not knowing (or knowing and ignoring).
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I started walking on May 15, 2020. We were staying in a hotel after a tornado made our home uninhabitable and also caught in the middle of a quarantine. Fortunately, we were in a place that made it possible to walk every day, outside, and enjoy what nature had to offer.
I had also hoped that walking every day would make a difference in my health. If I’m honest, the health benefits were my main focus. My #WhiteBoardofWorldDomination includes “Transformation” goals and getting healthier topped the list.
We moved from the hotel to a long-term temporary house. The day after we moved in, I began mapping out walking trails. It’s been two months, and I am walking, almost every day, for an average of 3 miles.
When I look in the mirror, I don’t see the differences I want or expect. I still see me.
This morning, the one thing I didn’t want to do was get up and walk. “Why bother?” After all, despite the consistency in walking, nothing had changed. But I took a step, and then I took another step, and then I was walking.
It’s not always easy taking that first step, especially when you aren’t seeing what you expected to see (or what you wanted to see). These are the moments when Faith makes way for the step. Faith – believing in the things you can’t see so much that you have to step even when you don’t want to.
In Luke 19: 11 – 27, Jesus shares the story of the master that leaves his ten servants with a talent each (or a mina – which is actually 60 talents). I like the symbolism of “talent” here.
The first servant took the talent and put it to work, multiplying it for the benefit of the master.
The second servant took the talent and put it to work, multiplying it for the benefit of the master.
The third servant took the talent and hid it. He then returned it to his master. But the master rejected the talent being returned. He put the servant in the same category as those that had rejected him completely. He told them (the people that worked for him) to slay those eight.
In other words, rejecting the master was equal to not putting the talent he gave to you to work for his benefit.
Taking Purposeful Actions
You may be wondering how walking each morning and rejecting talents connect. It’s simple. Everything you are led to do, do as unto the Master who gave it to you. I walk, not just because I want to get healthy, but because I am trying to do the best I can with all that God has uniquely given me. If I’m not healthy, then I am one step behind, and I can’t be all that I’m supposed to be.
It doesn’t have to be big to make a difference. It doesn’t have to be life-changing to be worth the investment. It simply has to be one step, done to benefit the Master.
What one step are you willing to take today?
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