Walking with God in a Conscious Way
Have you reached a point in your life where you’re beginning to wonder if there’s more to the Christian walk than what you’re experiencing? There’s that nagging feeling again that you’re not headed in the right direction.
…the first step in the practice of walking with God is to recognize that this moment, this place, this time, is a step on your path to heaven.
Sometimes in our lives, usually after a watershed event when everything is turned upside down, it feels as if all the lights have been turned off, and you’re alone in the dark, left to stumble on as best you can. Rather than step out, we hold back, waiting for the light to shine. Some of us have been in a holding pattern for years.
Where you are right now in your faith walk may not seem to be what God has in mind for you or what you have in mind for yourself. But be assured, the first step in the practice of walking with God is to recognize that this moment, this place, this time, is a step on your path to heaven.
You may be thinking this can’t possibly be true for you. Your life is a mess – your personal relationships are failing, your prayer life is nil, your sense of God’s presence is gone. How can this be where God wants you to be?
This isn’t where God wants you to be – it’s where God can begin to work in you if you allow it. You have to start somewhere, and where you are right now is that somewhere. It may take a gigantic leap of faith for you to believe this, but once you come to the place where you can admit that your present circumstances are what God has to work with, then you can begin a new walk with your Creator.
Many people would rather wait until they get into a more suitable place to begin their daily faith walk with God. They’d rather clean up their relationships, begin to pray with discipline, wait until they sense God’s presence before they try to move on. They’re like dieters who want to start their new diet “when the time is right.” Take it from me – it won’t happen.
Frankly speaking, if you’re waiting for the time to feel “right” to walk with God, what will happen to your waiting if you’re hit by a bus on your way home today? Think of the journey you will have missed!
Right now, in this place and time, who and what you are is the beginning of a closer walk with God.