It seems too easy, but it is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other to get to any destination. Many times people have a place to be in life, yet they don’t take that step of faith to begin moving in the direction of their goals. Wishing it to be so will not produce the desired results, only anxiety and defeat at it not coming to pass.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, we find that there is a time for everything:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Although we have the time, it is true, that if we don’t act on our faith by taking that first step, we will never complete the journey. I’ve often heard of people being “frozen with fear,” or “stopped in their tracks,” and I imagine that feeling of not knowing which way to turn is one that we may all have felt at some point in our walk with God.
When we reach crossroads in our lives, we must decide that no matter what comes our way, that we are going to trust God and move forward, one step at the time.
Are there dangers along the way? Sure, but we have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, in faith.
Didn’t “they” try to do the very thing we’ve been called to do, but “they” failed? Sure, but I can’t look at what others have been called to do; I must keep walking, putting one foot in front of the other.
Aren’t there people who continue to doubt that you can succeed at what the Lord has called you to do? Sure, but they didn’t hear when the Lord called me to trust him; so I’ll just keep walking, and take it one step at the time until the Lord says for me to stop.
When Peter asked to get out of the boat and walk on water to Jesus, he was fine as long as he kept his eyes on the Lord; it wasn’t until he looked to the raging seas that he began to sink. So, we as children of God must set our eyes on things above.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. (Proverbs 4: 25-27).
I know that when we do put one foot in front of the other, in faith, we sometimes can feel alone; after all, no one else has been called to walk in the same path as we have been called to walk, so people we talk to, may not completely understand the urgency of staying on the path, because their’s is different. Perhaps, their path doesn’t have the same obstacles as yours. It seems that life is blissful for them, and they can handle all of the curves with ease, unlike your path where every day you face yet another crisis to overcome.
It doesn’t matter; the path you are on is designed with your potential in mind. The Lord knows the plans that he has for you to prosper you and that you may be in good health. He knows what it will take for you to reach your full potential in Christ, and he knows the triggers that could throw you off of his direction.
It is not for us to question why our path seems more difficult to navigate, than someone else’s path; what we need to do is keep walking in faith, putting one foot in front of the other until we reach our destination.
The Lord blessed us with a gift that many take for granted. Read this week’s Lattereign to find out more about One of God’s Greatest Designs-The Human Mind.