Take the steps

It has been said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” [source: Martin Luther King Jr.]

A variation of this idea is: “A variation of this idea is: “Don’t need to see the whole staircase to take the next step. You only need to trust the One who sees and knows.” [Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty]

When we see steps, we generally assume they lead somewhere. Knowing where they lead encourages us to take the first step in order to move in the direction of steps presently unseen. Such marks the walk of faith to be taken one step (one moment or one day) at a time. Though the steps are there before us, it remains up to us to take them; to do the walking as we trust God’s guidance along the way

Paul wrote. . .

(6) So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, (7) for we walk by faith, not by sight. (8) Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (9) So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. (2 Corinthians 5:6-9 ESV)

As Paul began His walk in Christ, he did not know all the steps his journey would include. The same goes for us. However, in faith he walked on, trusting in those steps to continue leading toward ultimately arriving at home with the Lord. May we walk onward and upward with the same faith knowing each step will ultimately be worthwhile!



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