little by little

little by little

little by little .... my personal mantra these days ... a lot less “take the world by storm” fierceness ... just more faith and doing the next little step ... I wrestled with letting go of my self imposed drive that preached the misguided sermon that big bold actionable steps were required with a measurable difference made at the end of the day .... leave it all on the battlefield.. hoorah ... maybe it’s because I had not made 50 laps around the sun at that point and still had the energy... or maybe it’s because I have more confidence now and am measuring success with a different yard stick ... success isn’t awaiting my arrival at the finish line with big fanfare... success is a friendly companion in the small steps, offering a high five after each little by little ... it’s God’s grace that erases the guilt for doing less and just being more, His grace is big enough to cover my mistakes and strong enough to hold me when I’m weak and grace swallowed with courage is necessary to living. Little by little ... it adds up ya know... when you arrive at where you’ve been heading and glance back at all the little by little, bread crumbs ... evidence of having lived in the present moment as opposed to being directed by some uncapturable past or living for some anticipated future ...time wasted... or as Thoreau said so beautifully “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity”
So today I’ll live life little by little .... because little by little becomes a lot 💗

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