Carol Round on Where are Your Steps Leading?

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps”—Proverbs 16:9 (NLT).

Using a step counter to monitor the miles I walk each week helps me to stay on track with my plans to stay healthy. To log 25 miles a week, I must walk 50,000 steps from Monday morning to the following Sunday evening.

I never realized how many steps I logged each day doing the following: cleaning the house, taking a break from writing to add a load of laundry to the washer and then the dryer, or walking out to get my mail. Numerous other household chores add to the steps I accumulate each day.

My miles also add up with the steps I take each time I go for a walk through my lakeside neighborhood. Weather permitting, I usually log another four to six thousand steps outside daily.

Reaching my Goals

Although I strive to walk 50,000 steps a week, I don’t always reach my goal. Why? Let’s just say God has a way of disrupting my carefully laid plans.

In the past, when my daily routine was interrupted, I became frustrated. I lived by a list, enjoying the thrill of checking off each accomplishment. But I’ve learned that living by a list of to-do’s is not God’s plan for my life.

Since I released my need to be in control of my life, God has redirected my steps many times. The places He’s led me and the people I’ve met along the way are far more interesting than those pesky items on my to-do list.

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SOURCE: Assist News