One step didn’t lead you to where you are in life
today.  Where you are now was made up of many small steps in that specific direction. 
There is a great thing in knowing this fact. If one step started your course, at any moment you can change your
course.  In one of my favorite movies Vanilla Sky, Penelope Cruz says “every
passing moment is another chance to turn it all around!” If you’ve made many
bad decisions and find yourself standing in a place you don’t really want to
be, take one step in the right direction and you have just changed your course. Then after that step, take another small step
in the right direction and repeat. Good decision
after good decision, you will find yourself standing in the place of joy, rest,
and peace even when bad things arise.
Looking at where you want to be can be really overwhelming. But when you see that it’s made up of just a bunch of small steps, it doesn’t seem so tough
to get there anymore!  Of course you can’t
make one step in the right direction and think you are going to be standing
where you want to be.  But to the
contrary, if you start making many steps in the right direction and then make a bad decision, you aren’t going to be standing back in that bad place you
once were. This is where GRACE takes place. 
I love grace and all that it has done for my life.  Grace is the very character of God’s
nature.  God’s grace is an overflowing of
mercy and compassion for our “humanness.” 
His grace is what made me take my very first step in the right
direction.  I knew if I just tried daily doing the right thing, even if I failed, God’s love for me would still thrive! Knowing that he loved me no matter what, put me up to the challenge of
trying to be more like Christ.  I knew he
would be with me every step of the way and if I fell, not only would he forgive
me, he would also be there to pick me up and comfort me. “Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and God of
ALL comfort.”-2 Cor. 1:3
As a believer, you can’t do anything to make God love you
more or less then he already does.  This
doesn’t mean you never sin again or that when you sin you can just dismiss
it.  It means God loves you throughout
your journey of becoming more Christ like. 
It takes many small steps to arrive there and it’s about progress, not
And if you don’t know which steps are the right steps, God
has already made a way.  Just ask him to
show you. Prayer, reading verses from the bible and having a relationship with
him all cause you to hear his direction for your life.  “Righteousness goes before him and prepares a
way for his steps.”-Psalms 85:13.

Listen, you cannot do anything about what is behind you, but you can
do a great deal about what lies ahead of you. 
“Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you.”-
Proverbs 4:25. You can do this!

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