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We are born to walk. It is part of our created design. Yet, it is something we still must learn, and those first steps are often shaky.

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This is true throughout life. We do not start school, work, or relationships without these shaky first steps.

However, somewhere along the way pride creeps in, and we seek to avoid these embarrassing first steps at all cost.

We stick to what we know in order to avoid exposing unfamiliar and undeveloped areas of our life.

Unfortunately, remaining only in our comfortable areas of competence keeps us from growing into the fullness of our potential.

We must endure those shaky first steps to eventually walk as mature men.

God has given us each our own talents, gifts, and abilities. There are certain things we just have a knack for.

Even still, it is something that requires practice. And as we grow, more is required of us. Each new season reacquaints us with the wobbly legs of a beginner, as we learn how to bring our strength into new situations.

Relationships function the same way. We are relational beings to our core. In a very real sense, we cannot stop being relational.

All the same, new relationships start with uncertainty. It takes time to learn how to dance with each other. And as the relationship grows, we have to learn the dance again. This can be awkward, but also a sign of growth.

Whatever the task, it takes time to learn something new, and those first steps are often very shaky. But we must start somewhere.

Don’t let pride or the fear of embarrassment hold you back

Those wobbly steps of uncertainty are your initiation into your next stage of growth. Learn to bless them and become all that God has for you.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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