How does a person become a great pianist? How do people become great ball players? How do people get good at a foreign language or pottery? Yes, all take work. Yes, all take a measure of skill to start with. However, regardless of skill or natural giftedness, all require that a person begins. It may seem simple, but I would guess that we all could do some things that we just have never started at. I could collect stamps, but I never started. I could raise butterflies, but I never chose to start.
Interestingly enough, when we think about following Jesus the same truth must be acknowledged. No one, not matter their ability or giftedness followed Jesus well if they never started. Starting is key. We must start!
Many of us wish that we were better at praying or had more scripture memorized. Many of us who believe in Jesus wish that we were better at evangelism, or were more involved in ministry. Isn’t starting the key? The great men and women of faith all started somewhere. Years of following shaped and cultivated them. But, all of them started!
What about us? Do you want to know more scripture? Start today! Do you want to be a prayer warrior? Start today! Do you want to witness for Jesus? Start today! As they say in those advertisements for junk that we see on TV – why wait, start today!
If we never start, how will we ever finish?
Something to think about,