I have a fitness tracker I wear that monitors steps taken, calories burned, and other data to help me get in shape. Knowing my movements are being scrutinized has definitely made me more active. Its fun seeing how I’m doing each day, especially when the monitor buzzes with excitement when I reach a set goal. However, if the tracker is off my wrist, I feel like any steps I take are just wasted. I want to get credit when I move.
My Biblical hero walker is Enoch (see Genesis 5:24). He walked so closely with God, one day God just took him home to heaven. Enoch didn’t waste any of his steps.
In the same way, we need to be careful to properly use the hours given in each day. Time spent on things that take us away from God and His purposes are fruitless and wasted. Paul reminds us to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to run our race, running in such a way to win.
Don’t waste a step.
Stay plugged into God. Whatever God has called you to do, do it with all your might, walk worthy, and make very step count.
“…walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.” ~ Colossians 1:10-12 (NASB)
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours!” ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24 (AMP)