Episode 9: Take Your First Steps Part 1

Are you waiting for the perfect time to take your first step? Are you afraid it is too late? Join us for Episode 9 of Just One Simple Thing as we explore an encounter Jesus had with a man sitting by a pool. You’ll be encouraged to discover it’s never too late to take a step of obedience.

There was a man in the Bible who also needed some help taking that first step.
There are four important lessons for us in this story in John chapter 5. We’ll talk about the first two this week, and then cover the others next week.

1.   It’s never too late to take the first step.
There are a lot of reasons you might think it’s too late to take your first step.
No matter how long you’ve been waiting to take your step, how long you’ve been sitting by the waters with a dream on your heart, it’s not too late.
God has not given up on you. Don’t give up on yourself. Your dream still matters.

2. Take your step at the right time.
If you are waiting for the perfect time to take your first step towards your God-dream you will never take that step.
There is no such thing as the perfect time. But there IS a right time.
As you prepare to take your first step, watch for the right time to take it … when the waters around your idea are stirring and interest is high.

  • What kind of conversations are people already having around your idea?
  • How can you enter into those conversations with a unique perspective?
  • A fresh solution to the problem?

The right time to take your first step is also when you are set up for success …. When you have time to work on it, you have the right resources in place, and you have a plan to guide you.

Watch for the waters to stir, then confidently take your first step.

Action Step:
For your one simple action step this week, I want you to really hone in on this idea of taking your step when the waters are stirring. Look out at your potential audience. What are they talking about? How can you position your offer as part of that conversation? Or how can you create conversations about your topic?

On your social media, ask a question that starts the conversation. Tag me @doanewthing and use the hashtag #justonesimplething so I  cheer you on.

Resources:
Book Recommendation:  Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Next time, I’ll be back with two more lessons from this story. Be sure to follow where ever you listen so you don’t miss it. Or sign up below for notifications every Monday morning when a new episode goes live.

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