A Message in This
Coming out of church last Sunday, a tiny piece of gravel lodged itself in my sandal. Though I kept hobbling along hoping it would work itself out of my shoe, it did not. I had to purposefully stop my trek, remove my sandal and release the small stone before I could move on.
As I put my sandal back on, I realized there was a message in this…one that is strongly resonating in my hear:
Sometimes we carry tiny gravel-like sin in our lives that causes us to stagger along or stumble instead of walk in peace with Jesus. The sin seems so minor or insignificant but is potentially the cause of a great faltering in our faith.
Satan would lull us into false security, convincing us that the small pokings and proddings of that sin are not that bad and the sin itself isn’t that big of a deal. We must not listen to that voice. Though the sin my seem “small”, it is enough to render us ineffective for Christ and potentially affect our testimony for Him.
People around us will eventually notice us stumbling, and though they may not see the exact source of the stumbling, they will see its effects–the limping, the stuttering steps–and they will question it.
“…Walk as children of light…walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:8b, 15b, 16
Today, if there is a tiny stone in your shoe, hindering your walk with the Lord at all, do not hesitate, remove it.