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Zachariah 4:10 “Just Begin”
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”
The younger you are, the less patient you are. I want it now! I want it fast! It’s totally normal for young people to be impatient, but it’s important to remember that the best things that happen in life are not quick fixes.
That “A” you earn takes months. That degree you earn takes years. Every meaningful goal you work to achieve takes time. God says you “Eat an elephant one bite at a time.” In other words, you can’t achieve anything meaningful in “one bite,” but God loves to see the work begin. He loves your effort!
One of the most important skills you can learn is breaking goals into bite-size tasks. The more you can break a goal down into smaller parts and then focus on making that “bite at a time” progress, the more momentum and motivation you’ll build because you can celebrate your successes. If God rejoices over the good progress you make today, so should you!
Write your goals down and look at them daily. Then, break each goal into bite-size pieces because the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Planning those goals is the very first small step of success!!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”
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