Guest Post – Faith Raider


As we begin a new year, I invited guests to reflect on what their #dailystep #towardthegreater would be for 2020. Today’s post is from @faithraider. I first met Faith through a book writing course. I really resonated with her post today because I  always feel like a beginner in SOMETHING! What about you? Here is her step:

“When Gretchen asked me to share one small #dailystep I hoped to make to reach #towardthegreater I knew right away what I would share: embracing the grace of being a beginner. 

What this means to me is that I admit to myself that I don’t know everything and will occasionally need to pause to investigate further. It means that I might need to ask for help from someone who has been doing this longer than I have. It also means that I will, for sure, generally blow the whole thing up a time or two (or two dozen). Then I will feel the shame of making a mistake and want to crawl in a hole and quit.

But we are beginners not because we’re weak, or inadequate, incompetent or not trying hard enough. It’s just that we haven’t been doing this for very long. We need space to still be in the process of learning, and permission to be a beginner. 

So I hope that you will let yourself off the hook as you journey closer to God and into the work God has given you to do in the world, and give yourself the grace to be a beginner.”

Faith Raider, @faithraider

[Faith Raider is a reader, writer & peanut butter & jelly maker. Author of “Confessions of a Roadkill Christian” and “Brave Women of the Bible” She lives in Augusta, GA with her six kiddos. Follow her on Instagram @faithraider or on her website]

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