“By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.” (Ex. 23:30 KJV)
I’m always inspired by the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright—the two American aviation pioneers. They had a vision to design and build an airplane but being an audacious dream with its novel nature, they had to graduate their steps. As inconceivable their dream was with obvious disapprovals from accountability lines— they started off repairing, designing and selling bicycles. They were able to finance their aviation experiments from the proceeds from the bicycle business.
Two weeks out of the fifty two weeks in this year have just rolled by. Some of us are yet to start taking the baby steps —because they are overwhelmed —judging their vision from the end. Some are enervated or afraid of starting because of the enormity of the vision or the fear of failure. Worse still, some feel to big to start small. While, some are waiting for the perfect tomorrow —that will never come till Christ comes again. Mark Twain in his wisdom said, “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection”.
Small is the womb of greatness! Anything big today was once small. To refuse to take that small or baby step is to willingly stop your greatness. John Maxwell said, “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life.”
That first step is the most important. Without it, there would be no movement towards your desired destination. Therefore, tiptoe if you must.
I remember with great inspiration and admiration, the story of one of my mentors in ministry— Dr. Bill Winston. When God led him to start the ministry in Chicago Illinois, he took a step of faith with his wife. He didn’t wait to see everything all worked out. He and the wife moved to Chicago with only $200. Someone accommodated them for a period of about 7 to 8 months before they could get a place of their own.
That faith tiptoeing into his future has produced a global phenomenal ministry, two shopping malls, an aviation company and a business school with multiple campuses across the globe, among other accomplishments. If he had waited to take the giant steps, maybe he would have ended up unfulfilled and unsung in an obscure place in Alabama his place of nativity.
Our golden text above, clearly shows the masterful dexterity of God in little management. He started off his people on a little note and kept increasing them little by little as they developed capacity for continuous change of levels. Our God is a God of process. What you cannot process — you cannot handle. Process is the access to a world of limitless progress.
The good news is that though your beginning maybe small, your end will be super glorious. “And though you started with little, you will end with much.”
(Job 8:7 NLT)
Take that first most important step today even if you must tiptoe. By all means — step out! Make that dream a reality. Destiny beckons on you!
You shall succeed!
To faith tiptoeing,