Also, don't let yourself get paralyzed into inaction because you can't see the end from where you stand now. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase." God's leading is often like a flashlight on a dark path. He enables us to see just far enough ahead to move forward, and as we take steps, more of the path is lit. Set good goals, then step out. God will use the journey of accomplishing your goals to transform you into the person you need to be when you reach them.

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Excerpts from Live Your Calling (2005) by Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck. Used by permission of Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint.

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