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Just Keep Moving

Most of us don’t remember taking our first steps, but our parents remember every detail. Were those first steps pretty? Probably not. Did our wobbles and falls make those first steps any less of an accomplishment?  Absolutely not.​

Like learning to walk, learning to follow Jesus happens one step at a time. With each step we take, we gain the confidence to take another. And over time, we find that we’re no longer stumbling because we don’t know what we’re doing. We’re stumbling because we’re not looking where we’re going.

When Proverbs 4:25 says, “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you,” it’s not just talking about the direction we’re walking but the decisions we’re making.  

There will never be a distraction-free day following Jesus. Just like texting while walking inevitably leads to injury, trying to follow Jesus without paying attention to Him will eventually lead to our downfall.

The decisions we make will either help us stay focused on Jesus or distract us from Him. Each time we think twice about who we date, the parties we attend, the jobs we take, we’re giving careful thought to the path of our feet (Proverbs 4:26).

We all have days where we don’t get it right, but remaining steadfast means not giving up when we have the kind of day we wish could be erased. Instead, we get up and put one foot in front of the other, doing our best not to go to the right or to the left.

Growing up is not always pretty. We will fall down, but as we continue to get back up, our lives are changed step by step.


  • What is one goal you are trying to reach in your relationship with Jesus?
  • What steps are you taking to accomplish that goal?
  • What is one habit that’s pulling your attention away from Jesus?

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