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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Step(s) (11/29/12)

TITLE: Baby Steps
By Wesley Hesketh
12/01/12


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Taking baby steps is a sign of maturity. For if we take baby steps, we donít have to go over the same ground. Moving toward the mark we cannot fail.
We donít have to be afraid. For God covers us with his wings. And makes us perfect. He gives that gentle shove that pushes us toward the goal. He holds us up and carries us to the next step. Moving forward with baby steps, we gain insight and wisdom. We mature.
Baby steps give us victory over everyday trials. For with each step we gain ground. By pressing forward, we donít wander off the path. Itís only when we stop and look around, that we are tempted. Thatís when we step back and have to go over the same ground again and again.
Like the healed lamed man, we have to pickup our mats and head for the goal. By walking with a friend we feed off of their strengths. By loving each other we love Him. We should help our fellow man along the way, not trod on him. As we treat each other so shall we treat God. You only have a miracle if you carry it through until the end. You only see by keep on looking. You only walk by keep on walking. Etc. Stop looking at your yesterdays and start looking for your tomorrows.
By doing this at the end of this journey we call life.
We will find the rest, He promised.


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Beth LaBuff 12/08/12
I like the contrast in your opening sentence, "baby steps" and "maturity."

I've seen it suggested here on FW that if you double space between paragraphs, it makes it easier for the reader.

You've really thought through this devotional. There is a lot of wisdom in your message. Thank you.
Sandra Wells12/09/12
So much wisdom in so few words. Baby steps and maturity, two words you would not normally think of going together. But, you are so right. In our youth, we want everything, now. We rush. We barely begin and we want to finish. We take one giant step forward and three bumpy steps back. Baby steps, and moving forward in faith is the way to go.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/10/12
For being such a short piece, it really packs a huge punch. I think you made some great points and it made me stop and look at my own journey. Having a chronic illness, I'm familiar with one step at a time but the baby steps is something I haven't thought of before but think it is fantastic advice.
Camille (C D) Swanson 12/11/12
WHile in college, one of my professors told the class, "it's easy to write a long story...but it's very difficult to write a short one. That's the sign of a good writer, the ability to say it in so few words.

" And, she was correct, it's really difficult to pack so much into so few paragraphs. But, you managed to do just that. Wonderful job.

God bless~