One Step at a Time

Let's play a little game. I'm going to give you a list of instructions. You are to read the instructions all the way through and then complete them without looking back. I hope you have a good memory!

Clap your hands once. Stomp your feet twice.
Stomp you feet once. Clap your hands twice.
Clap your hands once, snap your fingers four times.
Nod your head while stomping your feet three times.
Slap your knees twice, clap your hands once, and snap your fingers twice.
Roll your eyes, nod your head, and rub your tummy.
Clap your hands three times, snap your fingers once, and slap your knees four times.
Repeat the entire process in the reverse order.

Everybody got it? Now, without looking at the instructions above, perform the actions you just read about. Go ahead. Any time now. What do you mean you can't do it? It's not hard. I just gave you very specific directions. You can't remember? Why not? Could it be that I gave you too much information at once?

What I asked of you sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? After all, who could possibly remember all of that? Why, then, are we not satisfied when God gives us directions one step at a time? Why do we want to see the whole picture? Why do we demand that He show us the blueprint of His latest plan for our lives? He has promised to direct us. He has promised to lead us, but He never said He would give us detailed directions from point A to point B. He knows we can't handle that much information at once. All we need to know is the next step. Once we take that, He'll guide us to the next step, and on and on.

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. - Isaiah 30:21