When the Mountain is Much Bigger than Your Mustard Seed

It’s been a year and a half now, and I still feel like I’m standing still.  Or perhaps even moving backwards.  I have been impressed recently with the massiveness of what I want to accomplish.  It’s not that I envision some massive revolution in the way things work or the way things are.  I just want to help make an impact in some kids’ lives in a way that I hope will be meaningful.

But still, it seems like a huge mountain to summit.  I’m not much of a climber.

My entire life my dad has always reminded me “How do you eat an elephant?”  “One bite at a time.”  I’ll be honest, at times it was annoying but at other times I would find myself in a situation that seemed too huge to tackle and I would hear that voice in my head and suddenly the task ahead seemed to be not quite as massive.

I’m not trying to over-dramatize the vision — I know there are many people who have accomplished far more than I’ve ever dreamed of — but this is how it feels.  And blogging is all about describing how you feel, right?

So I’m trying to reengage and reignite the passion and not let fear stamp it out.  I don’t know what the next step is in this journey, but I know I can’t take it unless I put one foot in front of the other.  One step at a time.