The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
–Psalm 37:23 (NLT)
As coaches, we spend hours helping our athletes develop correct footwork. We realize that any skill, regardless of how simple it seems, has to be taught and practiced on a consistent basis. Wise coaches know that teaching correct footwork can be the difference between winning and losing. Having our athletes practice correct footwork is an important part of developing them into complete players. Typically, the athletes that are able to move effectively on the field or court experience greater success.
Footwork is important in our Christian walk as well. God plans and arranges the steps of those who live in fellowship with Him. He is always there to lift us up when we are striving to please Him. Does this make us immune to trials and hardship? No! What it does mean however, is that God will never let us be consumed by our difficulties. He holds us in His hand. All too often we get caught up in our fancy footwork rather than walking the pathway God has laid out. It is up to us to learn the footwork techniques the Master Coach is teaching and to practice them on a consistent basis.
Lord Jesus, guide my steps today. Keep me on the path that You would have me to walk. Amen.