… so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
–Colossians 1:10 ESV
You may have heard the question, “You can talk the talk, but are you walking the walk?” As Christians, we are often judged at a higher standard than the rest of the world. Sometimes, we are even expected to be perfect.
Picture an infant as they learn to crawl, and then to walk. As they stumble, their mother or father reaches out to them and says, “I’ve got you, don’t worry. I won’t let you fall.” This is exactly how God is as you learn to walk in your relationship with Him. You may first learn to crawl, and this can be rougher for some than others. As you start to read and learn His Word, and seek His will for your life, you stand on two feet and start walking.
The truth is, no matter where you are in your walk with God, whether it is the beginning or you are a mature believer, you will still make mistakes and you will never be perfect. But just know that the walking gets easier with each right step that you take. And if you’re reaching out for Him, He’s got you, don’t worry. He won’t let you fall.
- Pray that your walk with God would grow, regardless of your current stage.
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the words to say when facing criticism from non-believers.