“WATCH YOUR STEP!”
Proverbs 4:26 – Watch the path of your feet
And all your ways will be established.
As we are quickly approaching the end of another year, may I pose a question? What have you walked into in 2022? Did walk in the Flesh or did you walk in the Spirit? Did you acknowledge God in all your ways and allow him to direct your path? Did you commit your will and your works to God that He would give you the desires of your heart? Well, we are walking to the end of 2022 and getting ready to step into 2023. Are you ready to walk in the straight and narrow, knowing that time is not as long as it has been? Understanding that you have no more time to waste! And that you know not the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will appear.
All throughout scripture, it speaks of “Walking “… Worthy of God, Honestly, Worthy of the lord, In the spirit, As children of light, Worthy of vocation, After the spirit, In newness of life, In the Light, Spiritual, With God, In truth, According to his commandments, In his ways, Not after the flesh, but after the spirit, In his statutes and judgments, Honestly, By the gospel rule, In the old paths, Not walking by sight, but by faith, In love, In Christ, and Uprightly. God desires that you may live, and that it may be well with you. That can only happen when you “Watch Your Step!”
I remember back in the day when a child got too grown for his own good, talking back and being totally disrespectful to his elders, the old folk would simply say, you were ‘smelling yourself’. They would look at you with an intentional glare and give you a stern warning saying, “Watch Your Step!” You knew instantly, you had better get on the good foot and fly right or you might just find whatever was in arm’s distance flying across the room upside your head!
Proverbs is a book of Wisdom! It assumes a progression from learning to knowledge to wisdom to understanding. So much sound advice for the young as well as the old. It makes a big difference in your life when you obey God. It’s that simple! Balance your credibility. Adjust your behavior. Do your best. Be steadfast and unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, and stay on the right path. For every cause (action, choice, or decision), there is an affect! When you are intentional about doing the right thing even when no one is around, your outcome is always going to be positive!
Listen, wise men do not let life happen to them. They act with careful thought and sober reflection. They plan and manage their lives. They choose wise goals and the means to achieve them, and they compare their progress to them. When walking, a person who deliberately considers where he steps is far less likely to stumble, or to fall into a trap. Do not make hasty decisions but discern the Lord’s will and then do it. (Proverbs 4:2).
Praying for God’s direction is totally different than waiting on God’s direction. Yes, I prayed. But I failed to wait on God to answer. I saw all the reasons not to go down that path, but I kept moving forward to my demise. Oh, but I thank my God for His grace and His mercy that held me close and didn’t let go! He had a plan and purpose for my life. And He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ! God will get the glory out of your life if you “WATCH YOUR STEP” and all your ways will be established. Won’t He do it? Yes He will!
BBLESSED!ALB MINISTRY © NOVEMBER 2022