Proverbs 4:10-13 (NKJV)
10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.
Every step in your life has a purpose. The parents we had, the teachers that taught us, the jobs we had, the friends we know, our trips, our interests, as well as other things we encountered or did all help shape us. God guides us in our steps and picks us up when we misstep. All steps count because they are always preparing us for what is ahead or they complete questions we may have had.
God answers our questions in His perfect timing. Now realize we must take firm hold of His instruction. That is why every step counts. Steps such as reading Scripture, encouragement from others, correction from mentors, or any of the other ways God speaks to us. He is always with us and if we will walk the path with Him, He will show us His love for us.
We are so blessed to have a Loving Heavenly Father. He shows us how much He loves us, so pray and seek His journey plans for your life. You will be amazed.