When I began developing the rock landscape on Chestnut Tree Mountain, I thought, “Just set the first rock. The work is halfway done when the first rock is set.” However, it took 20 days for me to place the first rock.
Taking action is that difficult.
Even though I prayed, it was that difficult. It took me 20 days while I cried to God, “God, I tried to do it today, but I couldn’t. God, I couldn’t do it again today.”
I set the first rock after 20 days. Even though I said that it was okay to spend one day to set up the first rock, I still could not set that rock even on the following day.
I realized, “It is about igniting the flame. When the fire is ignited, you will feel the heat.” When you make a fire, it pushes you to run around to collect firewood in order to keep the fire going, right? The fire starts with a single match.
In the same way, for all of you as well, it is about starting. All you have to do is begin.
God said this to me as well, “Start. Preach. Speak.”
~Excerpt from the morning message of March 12, 1988; Pastor Jung Myung Seok