Steps Are For People And Leaps Are For Frogs (Here’s why!)
Leaps are for frogs; steps are people. Frogs were made to jump. People were made to take steps.
Have you ever watched two people play leap frog? It’s funny to watch because they look ridiculous.
The reason they look ridiculous is because people weren’t designed to jump like frogs. They were designed to take steps, not leaps.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing God expects us to take leaps of faith. God doesn’t work that way and nor does he expect you to do it either.
The devil tried to get Jesus to leap from the apex of the temple, but Jesus responded, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Luke 4:12.
Yes, we are told to trust God with all of our hearts. You’ve heard people say to trust God with reckless abandonment. This sounds great, but God doesn’t expect us to be stupid.
We are to walk in faith, but it doesn’t mean to walk around blindly. God is a God of order and precision. The Lord prefers to lead us in stages, not by leaps. Let me prove it to you,
Here are the stages in the journey of the Israelites when they came out of Egypt by divisions under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Numbers 33:1
Let me give you 3 principles for your life from this scripture:
1. The Lord leads us in stages.
He doesn’t expect us to arrive overnight. He’s just as interested in the journey as he is the destination.
2. He does things that are planned and well thought out.
Notice, he led the people out by divisions. He’s a God of order and direction.
3. He expects us to walk under spiritual authority and anointed leadership.
If you won’t submit to spiritual authority in your life you’ll never get to the place where God wants you to be. You’ll never find your Promised Land apart from anointed leadership.
All we have to do is seek him for our marching orders and for direction for our lives.
Question: Are you marching how God would have you to march?
I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir