Stepping Stool God

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by Sherry Chamblee

So the other day my daughter was sitting at the computer when she noticed her cat walking across the piano in her direction. Being the cat person that she is, this daughter stopped everything to talk to the cat. She even said, “Awww, are you coming over to sit with me?”

The cat walked to the edge of the piano, jumped on my daughter’s knee, and then straight off onto the floor and walked away, tail held high.

That cat had only been using my daughter as a stepping stool. My daughter and I laughed a bit and went on with our day, because it’s a cat and that’s what cats are like.

But then it got me thinking.

Do I act like God is my stepping stool?

He’s my stepping stool to heaven? To food on my table? To a roof over my head? To a job that can pay my bills?

Do I act like He’s only there for my own convenience?

It’s true that He wants me to see Him as the Provider, but I believe God wants me to see Him as more than just a stepping stool to get to where I want to be. He saved me so I could go to Heaven to BE WITH HIM. He wants my needs taken care of BECAUSE I have a relationship with Him.

I think sometimes we go around demanding this or that of God as if we’re the cat in the house and the ultimate ruler of everything. Instead of going to Him and just fellowshipping, do we go to Him and stay only when it’s cold outside? Do we use God the way the cat uses us? As a big heating blanket to be discarded once the need is done?

Oh I pray I see God in a different way than that. While yes, He’s my Master and Provider, He’s also my Friend and Guide and Counsellor.

God is so much more than just my stepping stool.

About the Author:

Sherry Chamblee

Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.

Sherry Chamblee can be found at Or check out her books at

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  1. Lois Mattson

     /  March 6, 2017

    God is so much more than just my stepping stool. Love that, Sherry. Such a good reminder to be constantly abiding in Gods grace. Thank you for this reminder.


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