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Weekly Devotional

Go On…Take a Step!

Psalm 37:23     “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and He delights in his way.”

As you look over the horizon of your life, the task before you can sometimes seem a little daunting. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to take that first step. I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “I’m waiting on God.” Maybe you’ve even said this at some point in your life. Well, have you ever considered the possibility that God is waiting on you? 

One important question to ask during times of indecision is “Do I really love God with all my heart, and have I completely yielded my life to Him?” If your answer to this question is a resounding Yes, then you’re good; and you can take that step with full assurance and confidence that God has your back. No, you’re not perfect. No, you don’t have it all together, but you do have a sincere desire to please the Father. That’s what it means to be a “good man. When this is your resolve, it really is hard to go too far down the wrong path.

Yes, because of our humanness we do sometimes figure out a way to mess things up. But I believe that the probability of us making a major miss-step is greatly minimized when our heart is closest to His. When our heart mirrors His heart, then our desires are a reflection of His desires, and our steps are really steps He has placed in our hearts to take. When our lives please God, He places in our heart His desires. His desires become our desires. His ideas become our ideas. His steps become our steps.

When we are truly walking with God, taking steps in life is not nearly as uncertain as if we were doing it all on our own. When you know that God has ordered what’s in your heart to do, you can step with confidence. Proverbs 4:12 says,

“When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.”

When you’re in the “good” with God (not mistake proof, but heart yielded), you can confidently take steps along the path that He has already established for you. So, go ahead…take a step, because you can be assured that He’s taking the step with you! Happy stepping!