Just do the Next Thing

I’m a planner. And every January I set the calendar before me and consider the year ahead. I make a list of the books I want to read. I mark down events we plan to attend. I dream about some of the things I would love to do. Places I’d like to go. Goals I’d like to accomplish.

And I get overwhelmed by the details, the ideas, the plans. They seem daunting, intimidating, unfeasible.

As I prayed and asked the Lord what in the world I should do, I heard.

Just do the next thing

Of course. Don’t get ahead of myself. Don’t get ahead of the Lord. Don’t get caught up in what I have to do later in the year, next month, or even next week. Take the next step, not worrying all the steps ahead. The Lord will reveal each step as I need to take it. Each task as I need to do it.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Proverbs 16:9

About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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