The Next Best Step

Hey there, friend!

When is the last time you had a “pinch me” moment? You know, a time when you feel like you are dreaming because it is so unbelievable, and need someone to pinch you to confirm that it is real? It is a moment of intense joy, amazement, or disbelief that momentarily suspends your sense of reality.

I will be honest; I don’t know that I have ever truly experienced a “pinch me” moment let alone multiple times in one week.

This past week, I started a new job. A new job I never had planned for in 2023 and to be honest if you would have told me a few months ago I was going to be working, I would have greeted you with “no way!”

So how did this journey into a new career happen? I believe God was busy over the past few years weaving opportunities, experiences, and people together that would equip me for this job opportunity. I also believe by letting the reins loosen a bit and not forcing my own agenda it helped me to see this opportunity as a potentially good fit.

But before any of this. I started every day knowing I needed to simply take the next best step.

Starting each day with the next best step can be an easy and powerful approach to starting your day. It’s a reminder that progress is made one step at a time, and by consistently choosing the “next best step,” we can inch closer to where we are meant to be.

I hope when you wake this week, you will pledge to simply take your next best step. I think you will find it to be a wonderful way to start the day and will tweak your mindset in a positive way.

Join me next week on Grounded in the Middle where I share more about my first ever “pinch me” moment!


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Nichole Suvar, the author of “Numbering Our Days,” shares her journey of overcoming anxiety and depression by embracing intentional living. In her book, she emphasizes the significance of finding purpose in everyday moments and weaving hope from scripture throughout the process. Suvar invites readers to join her on a quest for intentionality in various aspects of life, including heart, thoughts, time, relationships, home, money, and health. Her work is born from personal experience and focuses on fostering spiritual growth and mental well-being. Ultimately, Suvar’s message is about finding control and purpose in life through small, intentional actions, guided by faith and centered on God’s purpose. Her book offers practical insights and daily devotions to combat anxiety and lead a meaningful life.

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