This walk is also like being in a tunnel. We are going one of two directions- walking towards light or away from light into darkness. I don’t believe there is a standstill in this Christian walk.
1 John 1: 5-7 God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin.
I am also reminded of Peter’s walk.
Matthew 14:29-31 Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me”.
You see when Peter stepped out in faith, but when he took his eyes and faith off of Jesus, he began to sink. Jesus reached out and caught him and they finished the walk back to the boat. Everyone else that saw this was made believers that Jesus was truly the son of God.
I know when I take my eyes off of Jesus, that is when I stumble, crumble and fall. When I am in communication through prayer and His word, I tend to do better, though admitting I have a very long road ahead where I only hope to get stronger, better, and build endurance.
In the Christian walk, slow and steady wins the race. Just like Peter, we have to keep our eyes on Jesus and have faith that he holds us in His hands and on track. We need Jesus and we need each other to lift us up when we are down. When we are up, we encourage one another in this walk. Let’s all continue to walk in faith with the right destination in mind- towards the light. No telling what might happen if we trust in faith that Jesus is walking along side us to help catch us when we fall and to rely that He will be there.. and maybe even take a step out in Faith every now and then as we walk this walk.