Recently, I was teaching my daughter how to walk. It was one of those “Daddy-Daughter Moments”. So I told her, “Walk like a Queen. Walk with Grace and Elegance. Walk with Confidence. You are great.” Those words supplied her understanding about her carriage as a young girl.

Friend, who is teaching you how to walk? It is one thing to be a Christian, it is another thing to be trained in Christian living. Most times, we assume that people would just live the Christian life without being taught. This is not so. We need to be trained in royalty (1 Peter 2:9).

…”But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father” (Galatians 4:2). As joint heirs with Christ, we need to learn the life in the Kingdom (Romans 8:17, Galatians 4:1-2). Like I did for my daughter, you need to be taught. It is not enough to know that you are the righteousness of God in Christ, you need instructions in righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21, 2 Timothy 3:16).

“That you might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10). The call to Christianity is not a call to live anyhow. While hyper grace says, “walk anyhow”, legalism puts you in the bondage of rules and regulations but Kingdom training helps you to enjoy freedom with righteous bound (Romans 6:13-18, Galatians 5:13).

There is a way to walk in the Kingdom. There is a way to do business as a Christian. There is a way to comport yourself at your place of work. There is a way to relate with the world (2 Corinthians 6:17). There is a way to do marriage and relationship. We must walk worthy of our calling as Kingdom ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20, Ephesians 4:1).

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15). We are to walk circumspectly; carefully, cautiously and courteously because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16). We need to be wise as serpent and harmless as a dove (Matthew 10:16). Mind what you say (Colossians 4:6). Mind where you go (Genesis 34:1-2). Mind who you company with (Psalms 1:1-3). Don’t walk anyhow!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria