Day 2: Beginning the Journey
What can I expect on my journey?
Written by John Beckett
Series: 30 Day Next Steps
“He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6)
“Daddy, are we there yet?” That’s the question our children would ask when they were small, just as we set out on a long car ride. I had to remind them of the many hours ahead but also to be patient and enjoy the trip.
Your journey of faith is more than a car ride. It’s a lifelong adventure. To help you along the way:
- Be confident that, whatever you encounter, Christ is with you. He promised: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
- Look for small changes, not instant results. Some examples: meeting a new Christian friend; making progress toward overcoming an annoying habit; discovering a verse of scripture that “comes alive” for you.
- Embrace each moment, trusting God for the future.
Change is not easy. We need to be a little tough on ourselves, especially when we’re tempted to give up. But with each victory, even small ones, we are better able to meet the next challenge.
Many times I thought the Christian life was too difficult. Old habits and friends who were a poor influence would draw me like metal to a magnet. Sometimes I gave in. You will have these moments. But thank God we are not on our own. We can trust the Lord Jesus, the One who lives in us and is totally committed to seeing us through to the end of life’s journey.
Just like a toddler learns to walk by taking baby-steps we make small changes in our lives to learn about Christ. Can you think of a small change you can make in your life? Get encouragement from a Christian to make that change.