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“What is the most important step a man can take?”
There’s a fictional character in a novel by author Brandon Sanderson who wrestles with the above question over a period of several months. At first, he concludes that the first step must be the most important step a man can take. No additional steps can be taken without the first step, so it must be the most important one, right? But there’s something about the question that sticks with him. He continues wrestling with it. Finally, it hits him: “The next step is the most important step a man can take. Always the next step.”
When we’re running away from a negative situation, we may discover that we’re running to nowhere. We may be putting one foot in front of the other, but we’re not actually making forward progress. When asked the question, Where are you going? we may acknowledge what it is we’re running from but may not have a clear idea of what we’re running to. As you read today, consider this: What is the most important step you can take?
READING & JOURNALING:
What is the most important step you can take today? The step that will help you see God, see yourself, and see others as they really are?
Heavenly Father, I recognize that the best step a person can take is always the next step…but I confess that I don’t always know exactly what the next step is for me to take. Nevertheless, I trust You to lead, guide, and direct me along this path. Whatever the next step may be, I trust in Your wisdom, grace, and love to help me navigate it well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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