Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Next steps

Every day we face new things in life, we have to deal with. I like to see life as a a ridiculously long stairway. The deal is, we don't know when the next step is, we just keep walking, and trust that the step will be there for us. To explain this, I'll use my favorite verse in the whole Bible. "For we walk by faith and not by sight." -2 Corinthians 5:7.
In life we don't know what's next. We don't know who we are going to encounter, what we will encounter, or how we will encounter it. The thing is, we have somebody who does know, with us at all times. I read this verse everyday, because so many times I have a hard time not knowing what's next. If you don't know me, I have everything planned out to what I am going to wear the next week. lol. To be honest it's pathetic. Despite that I'm ridiculously crazy, I have learned I don't know what is going to be my next step, and I HAVE to rely on God to be my eyes.
I just started my sophomore year at college, and to be honest, I am not a big fan of college, and the stress of it. (now there are parts of it I absolutely LOVE) but anyways, it scares the living daylights out of me. I love going to class, but I don't like the chaos of it. Like if we will have a fire alarm, or will my professor let us out on time or will I have to sprint to class. Even though college does stress me out, I have learned it is a very exciting journey of my life. These next few steps I am going to take over the next few years, are crucial to the rest of my life. The problem is, I don't know what they are yet :). So I have to trust God, and live my life by faith, and stop trying to live it my way.

So challenge: How are you living your life? are you taking the steps on your own, or are you letting God be your guide and helping you up the steps? Because honestly we can't do it on our own. We will fall, trip, and stumble. Now granted we are human so we will do that anyway, but the journey is soooo much better when we do it with God, and let him be our guide! :)