What Does It Mean to Have “Ordered Footsteps?”

Freedom in the journeyThis question was asked of me recently, “If I plan my own future, isn’t that planning with my own will? If God is ordering my footsteps, shouldn’t I wait for HIM to tell me what to do?”

The beauty of such a question is the humble heart in which this question was asked. This person truly desires to walk in God’s will, yet sees a need to plan a future. When is the planning of God and when is it not?

When in Doubt … DON’T LOOK DOWN!

Trapeze artistsHave you ever sat on your living room couch watching another old adventure movie where the hero or heroine is telling their counterpart in the movie, “Don’t look down” as they climb a steep cliff, or sky scraper, or trapeze rope?

For that matter, have you ever been some where high up, perhaps as a child, when you yourself was told, “Don’t look down!”  Remember that dizzying feeling and the knot that gripped your stomach as fear shot through your brain?