Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133
I was talking on the phone with a friend one day outside of my workplace. I was standing on the next to the last step of the stairs when I skipped the step in front of me and fell onto my knees. Talk about humiliating and painful!
I was so embarrassed because not only had I known the step was there, but a coworker who was parking his car, saw the whole thing. He ran over to assist me, and in that moment the thing that hurt the most was my pride!
After I shook the dirt off my knees, I kept replaying how I could have possibly missed that step. I use these steps every day I walk into my office building.
But for some reason, I wasn’t paying attention to my surroundings and I stumbled. There was no excuse either, it was broad daylight!
How many times have we missed the steps of where God wants to take us because we’re not paying attention?
How many times have we felt like we’re walking in the dark and don’t know which way to go? I’ve felt like that a few times in my life until I read Psalm 119:105:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
I want God to light my entire surroundings, but He only promises to light the steps on my path. And if I stay in the lamp of His Word, He will guide me to the unseen.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go…Psalm 32:8 (ESV)
He will not leave us in darkness for He is Light. We never have to fear walking in darkness.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12
I have been taking some steps on a path within the last year that I’ve never been on before. I’m excited and a little nervous because I don’t know where God is going to lead me on this path.
But I do know that as long as God’s Word is a lamp on my feet, I will stay on the path He has chosen for me because He is enough light for my steps!