Following Him One Step at a Time
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. – Psalm 119:105
Setting and achieving goals can be exhilarating. I don’t know about you, but I love setting goals and checking things off my to-do list, maybe, too much. Perhaps that’s why God has not allowed me to make many plans the past few years. You see, I am the wife of a football coach… and God has moved my “coach” and me five times in the past five years. That will put a crimp in your five-year plan!
Through all the moves, God has shown me how good I am at setting up altars and creating idols… good things like volunteering, building relationships and setting goals that I have made in to “ultimate” things. Things that made me feel secure, when my security should have been found in Him alone. Slowly, patiently, He is teaching me to turn to His Word for direction ---not the words I have scribbled on my to-do list. This is hard for me, really hard. His Word is a lamp to my feet---allowing me to safely take the next step. If I am honest, what I really want is a spot light illuminating the days, months and years ahead. I want to know what tomorrow will bring, and what lies around the curve ahead. But even as I write this, my future is uncertain and another possible move looms on the horizon.
Uncertain, yet secure. “Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:10). Wherever “even there” is for us, I know who holds my hand. In the words of Oswald Chambers, “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading.”
When you cannot see the road ahead and your circumstances seem uncertain, trust that He is in control and your future is secure. Rest in His plan; taking life one step at a time as His Word lights your path.
“Lord, thank you for loving us enough to patiently teach us how to walk with you, one step at a time. Thank you that you are always with us…you go before and will be our rear guard. We are always safe when we put our trust in You.”
- What makes you feel secure? Do you ever put your confidence in your efforts, your circumstances or your goals?
- What makes you feel insecure, and how do you deal with your insecurities?
- What would it look like to totally trust God in every circumstance?
Isaiah 52:12, Matthew 13:22, Psalm 16:5, Psalm 16:11