Imagine for a moment that you are outside at night or in a pitch-black room. You cannot see your hand in front of your face. You turn to the left and then the right, trying to seek out some source of light. Then, you happen to remember the small flashlight that you have in your pocket. Getting the flashlight out, you immediately turn it on. Your eyes begin to adjust to the light. Once your eyes have adjusted you notice that the flashlight helps to put light in a small area, but you cannot see the entire path. In fact, the only way to see farther down the path is to take that step of faith in the dark with your flashlight. You will need to go slowly, but by letting the light show you which way to go, you will make it down the path.
This same thing is true in our spiritual life. In Psalms it says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105). The word is the Bible and if we use it, then it will be the light to guide us along life’s journey. That does not mean that we will see everything that is coming along the path. Just like the flashlight, we only see a little, but with each step of faith we take, we are getting closer to where God wants us to be. God promises in Proverbs that when we follow His leading, He will direct our steps and make our paths straight; “in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6). What a comfort that promise brings to us.
Our only requirement is to hold tight to the Light and let Him guide our path, as we faithfully take those little steps of faith each and every day. How are you stepping out this week? Do not stay stuck in the same place, you must move on down the path.