I'm stubborn. Oh yes, that's me. I complain that I want to see all the steps God want me to take. Then when He reveals it, I feel overwhelmed. I struggle with just the basics. I look at step fifteen and wonder how can I get there? I ignore all the steps in between.
So yesterday I fessed up to God this very point. I'm doing well with memory verse memorization. So I said, reveal just one step I can make this week to get deeper into You. To get my feet wet as I descend into Your Living Water.
Answer: lighten up, it's not that hard. Keep up memorizing my word. Start each day doing what you can.
My next step over the next couple weeks is to get up a few minutes earlier than the day before. With those minutes, open God's word and jump in.
Also, I have the opportunity to show my cracks, my flaws to those I shepherd. In my BSF class, God gave the application question:
Am I busy trying to cover and smooth over the cracks in my clay body? Or am I willing to shine His light through those cracks to encourage others?