We often refer to our life with God as our walk with God. The writer of Hebrews (12:1) more enthusiastically refers to it as a race. Here in my later years, I prefer the term walk. Sunday morning we sang the worship song Step by Step written by Rich Mullins. It occurred to me as we sang that this simple concept of step by step carries a significant lesson. Our walk with God happens one step at a time.
When I decided to return to college to finish my degree and acquire my teaching credential, I attended the first meeting with the university staff to explore the possibilities. I returned home downtrodden. The cost was way beyond anything we could afford. My wife, ever in prayer, had this word for me, “God said to take it one step at a time.”
I took the first step and filled out the paperwork. At each juncture, when we needed it, the money was always there. It came from unforeseeable places, but it came. People from across the country who hardly knew me sent money for college. When I was done, I had a small student loan to pay off. That was probable due to faltering faith.
Sunday morning I was reminded that our walk, or for the more energetic our race, is done step by step. We don’t have to have it all figured out today. We just have to take the next step. Fear would hinder us from taking that step. But don’t lose heart; God has got the next step already worked out.