We All Follow Footsteps…Choose Well

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Footsteps (Photo credit: courosa)

Follow the steps of good men instead,
    and stay on the paths of the righteous. Proverbs 2:20 (NLT)

As I walk this life journey, I travel in the footsteps of good men and women. I have been blessed with a host of mentors who made a positive difference in my life:

  • Parents who love God and taught their children the values of honesty, hospitality, hard work, loving your neighbors well and serving others the way they’d want to be served.
  • Grandparents who laid their own set of footprints for my parents and siblings.
  • Siblings who loved their little brother, protected him, and let him hang around.
  • Primary teachers who cared about me as a person, who prayed for me without my knowing it and encouraged me to develop my talents and abilities.
  • Friends who encouraged me to do the right things.
  • Spiritual mentors who took me under their wing, taught my by example, and poured more time and energy into me than I deserved.
  • College professors who put up with a young man’s maddening mix of pride and insecurity while patiently pushing and pruning.
  • Business mentors who led me by their every day example.

We all follow in the footsteps of others. Choose well.

If you haven’t chosen well, today is a good day to find different footsteps to follow.

11 thoughts on “We All Follow Footsteps…Choose Well”

  1. 4 Search for them as you would for silver;
    seek them like hidden treasures.
    5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
    and you will gain knowledge of God.

    This reminds me of a conversation I had with a physician friend of mine. He admittedly has strayed from pursuing God and spent the last 19 years pursing science with a vigor. I challenged him to pursue God with the same intent and see what will happen. This verse is a good one!

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