Don’t ask God to direct your steps if you aren’t willing to move your feet

Don't ask God to direct your steps if you aren't willing to move your feetSo, Tracey and I were out geocaching and as we walked along we came to a section of footpath that was underwater. We were right next to a footpath sign and we had our gps unit and so we knew we were going the right way, the only problem was that the water was in the way.

What would you have done if you were confronted by this?

Don't ask God to direct your steps if you aren't willing to move your feetWe decided to take our shoes off, roll up our trousers and wade across.

As we walked along, Tracey said how our little paddle had reminded her of the phrase ‘don’t ask God to direct your steps if you aren’t willing to move your feet’.

We knew the right way to go but there was an obstacle that we needed to overcome.

Sometimes we can ask God what he wants us to do when really we are only willing to obey if it something easy that suits us.

Do we really want God to direct our steps and if so are we willing to move our feet in the way he shows us?

If you want to think about this some more, you could try reading God will make your paths straight but not necessarily mud free.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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One Response to Don’t ask God to direct your steps if you aren’t willing to move your feet

  1. Pingback: Since when did serving God come to mean that we always have to be really busy? | Honest about my faith

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