One thing I encourage people who feel overwhelmed to remember is step by step. When we experience difficulty, it can seem like the whole thing hits us in the face all at once making it feel overwhelming. Especially those of us who might struggle with depression and anxiety. By breaking down what can seem too big into smaller steps, it breaks it down for us. Yes, I practice what I preach. 🙂
Another aspect that helps with that negative self talk is to remind ourselves each day, maybe more than once during the day, of the steps we have taken. Negative self talk can lead to self defeating behavior. By reminding ourselves of positive steps taken, it helps us avert negative self talk.
One important step is to remember to ask God about it. I love the truth Jesus shared in Matthew 6:8-“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” God knows what we need each step of the way.
I also include asking others to pray for me and asking others who know more than I do. Case in point when my van died.
Setting up my Go Fund Me was an idea I had and one others encouraged me to do. One thing I readily admit to is that I have no mechanical ability. So when it comes time to look at vehicles, I have friends I can ask to come with me. They know what to look at. Involving others in the process who know more is always a good idea.
Thanking God for each step taken is part of step by step. God does not need that from us, but we need it. It helps us stay connected with God through the process.
The books I am writing are something I have included in my own step by step. Yes, I am the one writing, but I have asked others to read the google doc and share their response. I met with a friend of mine who understands finances to ask him to review what is involved for the business part of it with Amazon to self publish. I hope to have them published in September. The delay has been due to God giving me ideas of sections to add.
When we are faced with adversity, let’s remember-step by step.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
13 thoughts on “Remember Step by Step”
One day at a time. 😍😍
Yes one day at a time Jesus- that reminds me of a song
Will pray for the next week about your next car (the right one at a good price) Matt. I’m glad you allow others in their expert areas to be a part of your journey. We should all do that. Step by step is so important. I am sometimes like a little kid trying to go faster than I can and trip over my own feet.
Oh yes attempting to go faster than Jesus has planned for us. I have done that many times and tripped
He is in control every step of the way.❤️
Step by step my Savior leads me.
Step by step- reminds me of an old song 🙂
Amen! Matt, you continue to share the Gospel day by day, step by step. God encourages us to invite others into this remarkable journey. Grace and peace be with you.
Thank you Richard. It is a blessing to share his love
Thank you for the encouragement brother we also pray for God to make a way
Thank you for prayers!!!
It’s a blessing when we have people who can advise us in areas we don’t know much about. Step by step is the way to go. One day at a time. ❤️
Being part of the body of Christ is a great blessing