“My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. 11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. 12 When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. 13 Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.” (Proverbs 4:10-13, NLT)
As I was at work the other day I heard the Lord say, “Walk It Out.” Over the past few weeks I’ve written on a different theme throughout the week. They’ve given you some instructions and some steps to follow that show you where you are at in the journey that you’re on. I’m sure some of you may have thought, “These are great, but now what, what do I do with all of this?” The answer is, walk it out.
Sometimes when we have instruction, and we know what we are supposed to do it can be difficult because it can become overwhelming. It’s at that point you just need to take a step and begin to walk out what God has shown you and spoken to you. Make sure you’re going in the right direction but don’t be too focused on knowing ALL of the details. Focus on the details that you need to take the next step, and focus on them one step at a time.
I’ve found that God is faithful and sometimes He will give details much in advance and many times He gives you only the details you need to accomplish the next task. You’ve probably heard the saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” How do you walk out the calling God has on your life? One step at a time.
As the scripture says above, He will teach you wisdom’s way and lead you in straight paths. When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. The key here is walking. You won’t be held back when you walk, but you must start walking. It doesn’t say when you stand still you won’t be held back. Take hold of His instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.
God’s calling you to take that step, whatever it is. Walk it out!