I love to walk. Walking carries with it the idea of making one’s way, progressing along one’s journey, and making the most of our opportunities. This takes some intentionality nowadays. We live in a rush, rush world.
Jesus had specific things to say about walking—and we are to make the most of it. Second Corinthians 5:7 says, “walk by faith.” First John 2:6, “Walk in the same manner as [Jesus] walked.” Psalm 26:3 instructs us to “walk in the truth.” And Matthew 28:19 says, “As you are going, make disciples.” This word “going” also means walking through your life.
I often try to picture Jesus on His way, talking, touching, teaching, and never hurried. His life would draw me in, calm me down, focus me, and set me on course. As I go on my way and walk my journey, does my life do this for others? Or do they look at me and not want my life because it is too cluttered, too fast, and too self-absorbed? Am I making the most of the opportunities on which my journey takes me? Do others want to walk with me as I walk with Jesus?