Paul reminds us that we walk by faith and not by sight. Envision with me, just for a moment, your feet walking along a stony path. See just the bottom of your legs and your feet and the path. Hear the sound of the rock underneath your feet.
What is it that you see and hear? Are your feet moving right along, steadily crunching the gravel as you stride? Or are your feet skipping along making a scuffling sound in the stones? Or are they moving haltingly and unsteadily, offering up an uneven pattern of noise? Or are your feet still, making no sound at all upon the rocks?
Depending on how our lives are at the present moment, we may be breezing along the path, at a standstill, or somewhere in between. For a season our walk of faith might be steady, but at other times it is not. Life can distract us, disruptions can halt our progress. Peaks and valleys come and go, but we always must keep moving forward in faith.
In faith we do continue to walk forward, ever seeking to draw nearer to He who stands at the end of our path – Jesus Christ. By keeping our eyes on Christ, we can always move closer whether we run, jump, skip, walk, or barely move forward. At times the next step may seem unclear or unsure, but we know by the faith in our heart that He is there, ever calling us along our journey of faith.
Scripture reference: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10