How much do you think about the steps you take? What we do can have longterm implications.
[Darris McNeely] If you see right here, I've not just swollen my leg and grown bigger, but I've actually injured my leg. I've torn a calf muscle. Six weeks of rehabilitation with this boot on, and a very very tender calf as I ripped the muscles in my calf. So I'm into a period of rehabilitation and it's made me think a lot about every step I take. I have to be very careful to not step improperly, to put too much weight on my right leg. I can't go up steps easily, I use a cane. And in all of this time, I have been rehabbing, and I have been very mindful about my steps.
Now, it's got me to thinking about another spiritual application of this very thing. And that is how we are to be mindful about the steps of our life, in everything that we do everything we say, and the consequences of that. Because I have to be very careful now how I step. But you know what? You and I should be very careful with the actions we take, the steps we take with our life.
There's a scripture in Psalm 17, beginning in verse 4, that talks about this. Psalms 17:4-6 Psalms 17:4-6  Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
 I have called on you, for you will hear me, O God: incline your ear to me, and hear my speech.
American King James Version×, we can read, it says this, "Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer." Because of God's teaching, the Psalmist is saying, "I've kept my paths clean, right." He says, "Uphold my steps in Your paths that my footsteps may not slip." Great advice, praying to God. I have kept my paths from the destroyer and to God, he says, "Uphold my steps in Your paths that my footsteps may not slip. I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God."
It's good advice. It's a good prayer to me. You know, some decisions you and I make are lifelong. They have long term consequences. The job you take, the career you pursue, the person that you marry has lasting implications for the success and the happiness of your life. Get advice, get counsel, take God as your help in that. Do what it says here to ask God to uphold your steps in His paths, that your footsteps may not slip. I'm thinking about every step that I take these days as I rehab my calf and just let it have the time to heal. Think about the steps that you take in your life and make sure that every one of them is sure.
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