Thursday, November 1, 2012

"The Beginning Step"

"Who dares despise the day of small things..." Zechariah 4:10a
I read a quote the other day that stood out to me-- "The expert at anything was once a beginner." To get anywhere you have to start at the beginning. We have a tendency to want to skip the process that it takes to get "to the top". No one wants to start on "bottom". Newly weds want to start off with all the things that it took their parents years to acquire. Employees want the management position that their boss has their first day on the job. That boss didn't get their over night, it took lots of hard work and dedication; there was a beginning. 
The point I want to make is that in life there are processes that we have to go through. That process often seems meager, uninteresting, too time consuming, hard work. Why can't we just automatically get to where we are going. Because although we would like to think that we "know everything" and are that smart, we aren't and don't. We have to "learn" it. 
We can't bypass the process. Joseph could not go from his father's home straight to the palace in Egypt. He had to start at the beginning-- the pit. You may be in the "pit" place of the process, but don't give up, don't get anxious, don't get impatient, and don't get angry. Learn the lesson where you are because promotion to the next step doesn't come until you have passed this one. 
Have a great day. We all have to start at the beginning and go through the process before we become an "expert" at anything. 
For further reading:
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Proverbs 10:4; 12:24; 21:5; 22:29
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