I remember when we were to start our Church ministry in the city of Akure. Everything looked empty and the vision seemed impossible. The only thing I had in my spirit was a sense of direction and a strong faith to start. So we started by taking little steps and we have seen God amplify the steps day by day.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way” (Psalms 37:23). Friend, God orders the steps of a good man, not the sleeps of a good man. What steps are you taking that God can amplify? For some people, too much of analysis is bringing paralysis to their initiative and productivity. You need to stop analysing and step into the waters of your destiny (Matthew 14:28-29).

I love what a dear man of God said in his teaching sometime ago. He was talking about how feedbacks can help you to fine tune your vision and strategy. He shared that the feedbacks you get when you take steps help you to get better. The truth is, no matter how perfect you think your vision or strategy is, until you step out you wouldn’t know how to make it better.

So, you start that business for a few weeks, observe the outcomes, get back to the drawing board and fine tune it for better output. One of the recurring questions when I discuss with our ministry’s creative team is, “what can we add? What can we improve? How can we get better?” This is because we know that excellence is not a destination, it is a journey, and like every other journey, it must begin with a step.

“…Why sit we here until we die?” (2 Kings 7:3). Perhaps, the reason the miraculous seems far from most people is because they are not taking any step. Like the four lepers in 2 Kings 7:3-16, it is better to take baby steps than to sit in idleness waiting for the conditions to be perfect. In reality, the conditions will not always be perfect; successful people have learnt to make their conditions perfect for them by taking steps.

“The lazy man says, There is a lion out there, I shall be slain in the streets” (Proverbs 26:13). What are those excuses that have been hindering you from taking steps? Do you perceive that “there is a lion out there”? Don’t forget that you belong to the tribe of the Lion of Judah; Lions don’t eat Lion (Revelation 5:5).

Do you perceive that there are giants on your promised land? Remember that they are bread for you (Numbers 13:33, 14:9). Are you scared of the financial implications of your vision? Don’t forget that God is the owner of the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalms 50:10). He has more than enough provisions for the visions He has given you (Philippians 4:19). When you take little steps; you would experience unusual results. Amen!

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