Step by step instructions are important for most activities we do in life. We need instructions to perform a job in the way the employer requires. We need instructions to get from point A to point B. Arts, crafts, and the assembly of things require instruction. We're so accustomed to being told what we should do, how to do it, and when to do it, that it's often scary to make a move without being told exactly where we should go or what we should do.
Some situations or circumstances require us to be still, have faith, and not move at all. There are times when we are so sure of what the Lord is telling us to do, then there are those times when we are required to first take a step in faith. What do we do when we must move but don't feel the Lord is leading in a specific way. You pray and wait for an answer, but the Lord is silent.
When we take a step and walk out in faith and continue to take steps in faith, a path will be opened up to us. Don't let fear of making a mistake, being disappointed or rejected be an obstacle. Don't let anxieties of a possible difficult road prevent you form moving. As you trust in the Lord with each step you take, He will lead you and ultimately the path will be opened unto you.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7