As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. -Psalm 18:30 (NIV)
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. -Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
Sometimes the walk is hard. Very hard. To tread where the Lord wants you to can definitely invite fire and condemnation to rain down on you. It’s not a popular walk. It can be a very lonely walk.
And when you’ve asked the Lord to guide your steps, and you’re listening and following and stepping, the enemy will redouble his efforts to make you stumble off-track, or put you in the ditch. Or distract you with something shiny and tempting.
The enemy cannot stand a God-fearing walk. He’ll pull out all the stops. He may recruit others around you to criticize you. He may even get into your own head and make you doubt yourself.
So, take it a step at a time. And, knowing that you tread where God wants you to—and knowing that God walks with you—step firmly and with assurance. When your mind starts forecasting the future, refocus it on the step right before you…the one that His Word has lit for you. Make Satan tremble and run like a cockroach when you take each thundering step toward God.
Here’s an excerpt from a Walk in the Word devotional about the walk:
But if you are ever going to walk with Christ and be the person God intended you to be, your focus must be on the next step. Just that step and nothing else. When you strain to see the future, or fear you won’t have the energy or strength for tomorrow, the enemy has succeeded in intimidating you, and you’ll have missed the opportunity to live for Christ in this moment.
Chris Tomlin’s “Where You Go, I Go” is a proclamation that we will follow His lead, no matter what.