The Next Step

“You do not have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step…” — Martin Luther King Jr

It seems many of us are of the mentality we need to understand and see it all before we will make any effort to move forward. This is not how life works. We must make the first step. What if a baby learning to crawl or walk had that mentality? They would never try. You must get started. You must take the initial first step. This is a fundamental requirement in life. It is taking a step of faith.

When you are planning a vacation and driving there, in most cases you would plan the entire driving route so you know how to get from where you are to where you are going in the quickest, most efficient manner. What you do not see are any of the potential road blocks or delays there may be due to accidents, road construction, weather, etc. If, due to the fact you were unable to see what might befall you, would you not go ahead, or would this make you think twice about going? In most cases people do not think of the obstacles they may encounter, which by the way, could keep us from seeing what is on the other side. So, if you were unable to know or see what is on the other side, would this make us turn around or even stop our forward progress? It could make us turn around, but in most cases it would simply cause a delay in us getting to our original destination. For the most part that wouldn’t stop us, we would continue.

Life is the same way. We do not have the ability to see future. We don’t even have the ability to see how things may be an hour from now. So, though you cannot see the entire stair case, you know it leads you to where you need to go or you wouldn’t be standing at the first step. You must take that first step if you are to begin on your progress be it going up or down that staircase. While on that staircase you may find you get tired and need to rest. If you stop to rest others may have to walk around you so you become an obstacle and or you may encounter others who have done the same and become an obstacle you must go around. You may find some of the steps are narrower, or steeper, or some of them may even be missing. The point is you must continue for when you do the stairway will take you to your ultimate destination.

So, don’t allow your fears to keep you from being all you can be simply because you are unable to see the whole picture. Take those steps your heart is telling you to take and you will find the adventure of life to be much more exciting and enjoyable. Remember, FEAR and FAITH both have the power to attract. The difference is, fear attracts the negative and faith attracts the positive. Don’t allow your fears to hold you back, instead, allow your faith to boost you to a life of adventure and excitement, just like when you were a child.

Best of LUCK as you
Labor Under Correct Knowledge…


Rick Cox