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One Step at a Time

I love the saying, “One Step At a Time”.

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It’s normally said when someone is going too fast and wants to skip right to the end part.
Like when you are building IKEA furniture and you are already on #4 of the directions when your family or friends are still on #1 and trying to figure out which piece is which.
Or maybe you need to start from the bottom up when starting a career, and you want to skip that step and get yourself to the top.
We all get impatient, and we all want to skip ahead at times.

I know this is really important for me to hear on a daily basis, “One step at a time, one step at a time”.
I get impatient and instead of waiting I hurry.
Usually in my hurry, I make a mistake that I probably would have otherwise caught I were going one step at a time.

There is a verse that I love that I think helps with this subject.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
                           and a light to my path.

Close your eyes for a second and read these words aloud.

YOUR WORD
IS A LAMP
TO MY FEET
AND A
LIGHT
TO MY PATH

When you picture a lamp what do you automatically associate with that?
Light.
God’s word is a lamp.
It illuminates our path for life.

Whenever I read this verse I stop to imagine that I’m lost in a really dark cave without the ability to see anything or understand where I’m headed.
But instead when I lean on God and His word the path in front of me becomes a little bit more clearer.
Although I still may not know what lies ahead on the path, what I do know is that God does and He will lead me through the darkness.

You see.
When we want to rush ahead in the darkness without God or leaning on God’s word, we stumble and fall. Maybe we get back up and try again.
Whenever I want to rush and go two steps ahead, instead of going one step at a time, I try to picture God holding my hand in this dark cave, and maybe sometimes I get brushed against a sharp edge from time to time, or maybe I lag behind and I stumble. But, God is leading us through a dark cave.
His word provides light to us.
If we don’t hold His hand and follow Him and instead run off on our own, we are left running through a dark cave with no idea where we are going or what we are up against.

Friends,
Let’s take life one step at a time.
Let’s allow God to lead us and guide us.
Let’s dive deeper into God’s word and allow it to illuminate our path.
Let’s trust God is lead us through the darkness.
Let’s not hurry life.
Let’s practice patience in the moments when we want to go two steps ahead.

 

Grace and ease,

Elizabeth Louise

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