Psalm 37:23 King James Version (KJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
Ahead of you is one step at a time
I like how we can visually see the next step in a staircase. We can also view our spiritual lives like that as well. Each step takes us a little higher in the right direction.
Psalm 37:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Job 14:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
15 You will call and I will answer you;
you will long for the creature your hands have made.
16 Surely then you will count my steps
but not keep track of my sin.
17 My offenses will be sealed up in a bag;
you will cover over my sin.
My steps are ordered by the Lord. I will choose to take another step toward the right direction in life. God has created you and me for purpose. Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future. Let us delight in where were are in life and take another step.
My life has been full of steps ahead of me. I have heard it said, I feel like I take one step forward but two steps back. I wasn't quite sure the meaning of that statement until I got older. Life does present us with situations we never thought we would face. Life can challenge us to step up and overcome things in life. The next step can show us things we never knew about in life. I know walking by faith is important. God will answer me, but it isn't always in my life.
How about you my friend? What is your next step in life and I hope you face it with courage, plus wisdom. It is easy to tell someone else to take the next step and harder for ourselves. The unknown is often a scary place unless you hold Jesus within your heart. A desire to serve him and just that trust that only develops in a real friendship. I am here writing this, because I have trusted God. Through it all, I have seen the importance of another step.
After all, you don't even know website and blog was started because of words said to me that were wrong. I was judged and talked about without people knowing the complete story. Trying to overcome words of others can be hard. Looking at the complete staircase ahead of my life was too hard. I continue to just look at the next step of life. That next step wasn't alone, but God, family and friends were with me.
In writing this blog, I want you to know you are reading this for purpose. You are not alone and God does have a next step for each of us. I care and I'm here praying for those who read this, your family and friends.
Don't look at the complete staircase, but just take the next step
Make sure your mind holds the truth and speak positive about yourself. After all, you are important and God created you for this day! My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.