He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: and setteth me upon my high places. (2 Samuel 22:34, KJV)
He makes my feet like hinds’ [firm and able]; He sets me secure and confident upon the heights. (2 Samuel 22:34, Amp)
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet likes hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places… (Habakkuk 3:19, KJV)
“The hind is a female red deer whose home is the mountains. The rear feet of the hind step in precisely the same spot where the front feet have just been. Every motion of the hind is followed through with single-focused consistency, making it the most sure-footed of all mountain animals.” (hannahscupboard.com)
Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling… (Jude 24, Amp)
There is much I could say about the above scriptures regarding how we are made to have hinds’ feet, what it means to have hinds’ feet and what are the things that cause us to stumble and fall. However, today there is just one word that I want to draw your attention to. It is the word make.
Why do so many of us (the creation) work so hard to make ourselves what we ought to be? While all the while, God (The Creator) is saying, “Let me make you and mold you. Let me lead you and guide you.”
Now may the God of peace…strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you what you ought to be… (Hebrews 13:20,21; Amplified)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (Psalms 23:1-3, KJV)
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13, KJV)
With all these promises in His word that He will make us, He will lead us, He will work in us, why are we trying so hard to be and to do these things?
Instead of going through life like someone forging our own way through thick vegetation with a machete. Let us submit to the hand that is molding us. Let us yield to the work He is doing in us. Let us simply take the hand that is leading us. Let us let Him make us sure-footed and set us on high places.