Christians who don’t watch how they walk will stumble. That’s why the bible talks so much about our walk as believers, our walk meaning the way we live our lives, our attitude and the choices we make. In
Romans (6:4), the bible made us to understand that we are to walk in the newness of life. To walk in the newness of life, you need to walk circumspectly. In other words, be very careful not to walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit- Rom (8:1). We really have to watch our behavior and feelings as Christians. A colleague may cause you to get offended and angry but just because you feel angry or unhappy doesn’t mean that you have to go around yelling at innocent people who may not know anything about what happened between you and your colleague. We need to discipline our feelings and emotions as Christians. Do not allow your feelings to rule over your life. Just because you feel angry, sad or irritated doesn’t mean that you have to exhibit such behavior.
We are the light of the world so we have to let our light shine by exhibiting a Christ-like character and not going around with baggage of anger, resentment, pride, jealousy, greed, bitterness, unforgiveness, etc. Those are things that will make the light of God in you to grow dimmer. As Christians, we can’t make impact in the lives of other people if we are not careful of our attitude and lifestyle. To illustrate a careful walk, G. Campbell Morgan in his book How to live referred to the walls that are sometimes erected around buildings to protect them from intruders. Their concrete tops are embedded with broken shards of glass with their jagged points protruding upwards, threatening to pierce any careless trespasser. Morgan described how a cat walks on such a wall. With extreme care and slow, deliberate moves, it cautiously places its paws, one at a time, between the sharp cutting edges. That, Morgan observed, is walking circumspectly. You and I, he added, have to walk like that… [We] can’t go through a single day carelessly and let things go as they will. Every step must be watched. Every moment must be held as sacred for God. Let’s watch our step!