Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
After his radical conversion, God instructed Paul, “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do next” (Acts 9:6).
Notice, the Lord didn’t tell Paul to start dozens of churches, embark on three missionary journeys, or write a third of the New Testament. He first said, “Take a single step.”
Jesus set the example of the power of a single step. With one step, Jesus . . .
- Entered the city of Cana
- Approached Nicodemus at night
- Climbed into the boat
- Approached the woman at the well
- Began the climb of Mt. Transfiguration
- Began the walk to Calvary
- Exited the tomb
The same is true of recovery. It always begins with one step – into a meeting, a therapist’s office, a church, or maybe a prayer closet. If you are struggling today, don’t think about the next year, month, week, or even the next day. Think about the next step. Then make it count.
Recovery Step: Begin moving toward recovery – with the next step you take.