One Step at a Time, part 2

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6)

This week I will finish my last semester of the school year, concluding two years of studies for my Master’s degree and officially finishing all of my classes. YAY!

Praise the Lord! It has been a very busy two years, with lots of classes covering a broad range of subjects, activities, papers and presentations. I have one more paper to hand in and after that, I need to work on completing my thesis. When will I finish it? I’m not entirely sure. And I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing, work-wise, after I’m done. I feel a little like I did when I started my studies, not knowing what the next step is. You can read about that here  – One Step at a Time.

Sometimes, I wish I knew what the next step would be, where to go and what to do, waaaay in advance. But, I realise that God sometimes shines a light for me just enough for the next step, not for the whole road ahead. This, in a way, is rather calming and, at the same time, exciting. I need to trust Him for the next step, let Him plan the road, help me climb the mountain and run the race with His help. So often, I want to plan and do and, and, and…but then I’m reminded of Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD”. This is a really encouraging verse, knowing that God has the perfect plan and thoughts for me. Being at a crossroad is not easy, but when you have the maker of the road at your side, He helps to point out which way to take. 

In the first part of “One Step at a Time” I shared a song , which is called by the same name.

My brothers and I practically know all the lyrics of this song, and, over the years, it has had an impact on us. I hope you enjoy it and may it encourage you as you climb your mountain, one step at a time.

One step at a time

When something seems
Too hard to handle,
Too big to conquer,
Too far away to touch.

When all your dreams
Begin to shatter,
And deep inside you
You’re hurting’, oh, so much.

That’s when it’s time to say

Refrain:

I’m climbing my mountain, step by step,
I’m climbing my mountain, day by day,
I’m climbing my mountain, all the way,
I’m climbing my mountain.
I’m gonna make it!

Chorus:

One step at a time.
One step at a time.
One step at a time.
With Jesus by my side.

One step at a time.
One step at a time.
I’m climbing my mountain,
One step at a time.

Even though you might grow weary,
Don’t be discouraged.
In your weakness God is strong.
Remember this, He’ll never leave you,
He won’t forsake you,
He’s your strength and He’s your song.

So sing and start to say…

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