Some years ago, I was at a restaurant with some friends.
When I went to get up, I hit my knee joint on a metal pole.
I didn’t notice it much, but it was apparently a deep bruise.
After a few months, it was affecting my ability to walk well.
When people asked me what was going on, I told them that I lost a fight with a metal pole. Wrong words!! I’ve since repented.
My family urged me to see a doctor, but I didn’t want to. “It’ll heal in its own,” I thought.
Through prayer and God’s grace, my knee is completely healed.
Since I favored my other leg for so long, my hips were out of alignment. Praise God they’re fully aligned today, and my leg is getting stronger and stronger every day.
How’s your walk?
Are you listening to your body?
Are you listening to your family?
How’s your walk with God?
Are you listening to the Word?
Are you following His instruction?
Ephesians 5:15 NASB says,
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise…
You need to listen to your body. Some say pain is the body’s way of telling you something’s wrong. I believe that’s true in many instances. Pain-free trauma may also be an issue.
Whether it’s pain or pain-free we have to be careful how we walk. We have to be careful how we live or we could be causing additional damage to ourselves and those around us.
How often are we stumbling through life because rather than going to Him…
- We think, like I did, it will work itself out.
- We think we have a better idea than God
- Or I can take the pain; it’s all right. I can suffer through. When it doesn’t have to that way.
- Or worse, I don’t deserve to walk right because I’m unworthy because of mistakes in my past.
So, how do we walk differently?
How do we walk like people of God?
- shouldn’t ignore the pain
- Should go to the Great Physician by…
- Reading the Word of God pertaining to your situation
- Praying and getting specific instruction, and
- Following His instruction
Let’s read Ephesians 5:15 all the way to verse 17 NASB.
15 So then, be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Walking circumspectly and understanding the will of God for your life…now that’s the point of purpose. See you next time.
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