Ecouragement

Walking in Jesus’ footsteps is not impossible.


Every Christian I know hopes to walk in Jesus’ footsteps. But walking in the steps of Jesus Christ is a mammoth task though not impossible. When you read and imagine how Jesus conducted himself during His time on earth, it seems anyone could dedicate their life to living like Jesus. Jesus said we would do what he did once he left and even more.

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same and even greater works I have done because I am going to be with the Father.

John 14:12–NLT

So what do you think is holding us back? Until the Holy Spirit transforms us into a new creation, we are going to continue to fall short because the Bible says:

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Corinthian 5:17–KJV

So only the new you can fit into Jesus’ footsteps. If Apostle Paul did, you could do it too. Of course, you may never be able to perform miracles. But that is not a requirement to be in the company of Jesus Christ.

God’s miracles do not come with drama.


You have often heard it said, “God works in mysterious ways.” And you have wished to see a miracle all your life. But the truth is, you want a miracle that brings drama.

Of course, you would like to see the dumb talk, the blind see, and the lame walk because those miracles would get a lot of attention, drama, and astonishment. But the miracles happening around you and in your community every day get no attention.

For example, you are traveling on the highway, obeying all the traffic laws, and observing the rules of a good driver. Then, suddenly an erratic driver cut you off. But through the grace of God, somehow you managed to escape with no incident, and instead of thanking the Lord for the miracle, you started to curse at the other driver.

All you wanted was to get your hands on the stupid driver. You fail to see the miracle because there was no drama surrounding it.

The young man, whom a struggling widow helped out when he was a child, decided he would help pay her monthly bills when he learned she was struggling.

Those are some of God’s mysterious works that happen daily in our communities. But you’ll never hear about them because God’s works are not surrounded by drama.

Be careful about who you let into your circle of friends.


Therefore, come out from among them. And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean. And I will receive you.

(2 Corinthian 6:17). NKJV

Don’t be naive. Some people come into your life for one purpose: to destroy you. Still, they will eat, drink, chat and laugh with you. And as soon as you drop your guard, they will stab you. Sometimes the enemy plants them in your circle to block your blessing without them knowing.

Therefore, you often need to come out from among the people you love to untangle yourself from those who want to see you fail.

Do not be anxious about anything.


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6–NIV

Because if Christ is in the vessel, he will calm the storm.

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down, and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Mark 4:34-41–NIV