How do you walk? Sounds like a silly question doesn’t it? If you have ever had an injury or illness which hindered your ability to walk it isn’t so simple. When I had Guillain-Barre Syndrome, I was unable to even turn over in bed. Walking was out of the question. As I began to improve, I was very unsteady and had to think about something I had taken for granted. Each step had to be contemplated and taken with a conscience effort. I praise the Lord that I made a full recovery, but recently, as I read Ephesians, I came across the following instructions God gives us through Paul.
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV
Our lifestyle is brought into focus in this passage. We are challenged to purposefully walk worthy of our calling. It struck me that we need to pay attention to each move we make in life. We need to intentionally choose steps which conform to the call of God and His purpose. Our attitude is mentioned as well. We are to walk in humility, gentleness, and patience. We are to ensure our steps maintain unity with our brothers and sisters. Each move must be focused on God and the needs of others.
So I ask again, how do you walk?