Every Monday morning, I post a motivational message for the week. Oftentimes, people will follow-up and ask me to interpret it for them and how it can be applied to their life – and with that “Translation Tuesday” was born. Every Tuesday, I will share with you what I believe the Monday Morning Motivation message means for you and your life.
As babies, we are taught to take our first steps while keeping our eyes glued upon our parents. Our parents are there to challenge us to take as many steps as possible to reach their arms, but they are also there to pick us up should we fall. And no matter how long it takes for us to start walking, our parents are always encouraging us to continue to get up and walk, despite how many times we may fall.
But as we become older, we often times have to walk alone.
All staircases are different. Some are wider than others. Some have more or less steps than others. And most of them have rails that keep us from falling off the staircase. We walk staircases differently too. We take the steps one-by-one, we skip steps or we simply run the steps. But when we place our weight on steps, without knowing who built the staircase, we are essentially stepping out on faith.
What is the staircase you are trying to tackle? Who are your “rails” that keep you from falling off? What are you trying to reach that you can’t find the confidence to take that first step?
Much like a staircase, all of our goals are achieved by taking one step at a time, and putting one foot in front of the other. If the walk on the staircase becomes difficult, then we’ve got our “rails” in place for support. Our steps towards our goals are not the same as our neighbors. They may be more, they may be less. But the one thing we do know, is that we have to take the first step.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”