Step by Step

What do we do when we don’t know what to do? Faith requires action, sometimes even when we are uncertain. Faith requires risk.  Our carnal mind says, “What if?”

Most of us have had God speak to us one way or another. But what do we do when we don’t know what to do? Faith does not always know exactly what to do, or even what will happen next. Faith requires us to take action even when we are uncertain. Find out here how to take your faith step by step.

Matthew 14:26-32 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. (NKJ) (of little faith = few occurrences /applications)

Fear will keep you from obeying God. You have heard it said, “Seeing is believing.” Seeing is believing your senses over your faith. Seeing things through the natural realm keeps us in the natural realm subject to natural results.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. (NKJ)

We want God to show us the whole plan He has for us; each and every step. But that’s not walking by faith. That would be walking by sight.

Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in step with the Spirit. (Berean)

God is not asking you to walk alone. He has given us His Spirit as a companion.

Galatians 5:16-17 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. (NKJ)

The things we see with our eyes are subject to change. The things we receive through faith are eternal. God’s Word is always true; before, during, and after your problem existed.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (NKJ)

Too often, we want to know where we are going before we take our next step. Most of the time, God wants us to take that step of faith trusting Him for guidance. You cannot go to step two until you have done step one.

Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand. (NKJ)

1 Samuel 2:9 He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness; for by his own strength shall no man prevail. (Berean)

Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. (NKJ)

If you think you must know more before taking the next step, get into His Word.

Psalm 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. (NKJ)

Psalm 119:101-106 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word. 102 I have not departed from Your judgments, for You Yourself have taught me. 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore, I hate every false way. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments. (NKJ)

We often plead and beg God to do something as if He’s the one holding up the process. All the while, we are the ones stuck; not God.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Has God seemingly gone silent on you? Has it been a while since you heard Him speak to you? Go back to the last thing He instructed you to do and see if you did it? Did you follow His last instructions? If not, then there is no need for Him to give you any further instructions.

For example: If God showed you that you need to forgive someone, there is no need for Him to tell you what to do next until you do that. You cannot take steps 4,5, and 6 until you have taken step 1.

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (NKJ) Debts = faults; debtors = one who has sinned against us.

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