I love to watch babies learn to walk. One might be sitting on the floor playing and then decide to stand up. They place two little hands onto the floor and begin to push themselves up. This is often accompanied by a few moans and groans. Their rear is pushed high into the air as they push their body upright until they are standing. They then begin to walk. Some seem to walk with authority from the very beginning. Their shoulders are pushed back and their arms are slightly puffed out near their side. Their strides are long and a bit out of control. Sometimes their arms are stiff and in the air (picture Frankenstein as he walks). A child might intend to walk and yet somehow it turns into a run, which often lands them right back onto the floor in their original position that they started in.
I’ve noticed, and I’m sure you have too, that as people age they get wobbly rather than more stable. When they try to stand up we might hear a few huffs, puffs, moans, and groans. It takes them a little longer to find their balance. They take baby steps and often need to hold onto someone or something.
Walking requires balance.
It requires balance to walk spiritually with God as well.
It doesn’t just happen. It takes time and a purposed heart.
The first step to walking with God is to receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Once we are grafted into the family of God and become His child, we can pursue the beautiful life long relationship with Him that He desires for us.
Physically our bodies break down as we age, but this is not to be the case spiritually. We should become stronger and stronger. As we walk daily with our Lord, allowing Him to teach us and to lead us, it should produce in us a strong balance in who we are in Christ. His Word of truth strengthens us to the core. He has a plan and a purpose for us. As long as we have breath here on earth, He indeed has a plan.
My heart rejoices in this truth.
Though I will age and my physical body will become weaker,
I can still become stronger and even more stable spiritually.
I don’t know where you are in life, but I hope this encourages you.
You can grow stronger!
You can have purpose!
God desires to use you today and everyday that He blesses you with.