This week we’re wrapping up Penduka with the seventh, and final, letter of the PROCESS acronym, S: Start Small. This is our last episode of the Penduka Podcast. Stay tuned for Joy’s new podcast this Autumn.
What You’ll Hear:
- “Patience and the passing of time do more than strength and fury” Jean De La Fontaine
- In a world that applauds big and bold and flashy, and tends to ignore small and simple and seemingly insignificant, it’s easy to adopt this method of measurement in our own lives.
- Not only do we ache to be noticed, we resent the smallness of our lives. We see where we want to be but are painfully aware of where we are. This is called the ‘expectation gap’.
- Like with the sculpture of the man on the horse, God is in the process of chipping everything that’s not our truest selves (or Him).
- “Wherever you are, be all there” Jim Elliot
- We have got to learn to celebrate the small things and what’s right with the world, rather than obsessing over our weaknesses and failures.
- Life is what happens in the small, everyday moments.
- If you struggle with celebrating your small wins, try journaling 3 things you did well each day.
- “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” Zechariah 4:10
- It’s not about going big or going home, it’s about courageously showing up – day after day after ordinary day – and embracing this beautiful messy journey.
- We desperately want our lives to accomplish their purpose, but there’s always a process to fulfilling the promise. And it’s in the process that our passion is ignited and our purpose discovered and fulfilled. Lean into, and embrace, the process.
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Food for Thought:
- How do you plan to focus on and celebrate the small things?
- With the process and ‘expectation gap’ in mind, what do you find to be the hardest part of being en route? Where are you in the journey and what small habits or practices can you implement into your daily life to help keep you focused and encouraged to the end?
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“Wherever you are, be all there” Jim Elliot
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