The First Step

He who is outside his door already has the hard part of his journey behind him. (Dutch proverb)

That first step is often the hardest part of any project. After you’ve made that initial move, somehow it’s easier to keep going. Mark Twain concurs; he said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Planning and preparing for a project or journey is important and takes time, but there comes a moment, when action must replace preparation. Get up and get going!

Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:17)