This song has an upbeat message of the Almighty's grace and mercy. We can be assured that having once been close to God, we can never run so far that we can't freely come back to Him. Vocalist Mark Hall explained: "We're not miles away from this old person that we used to be; we're one step away from Jesus, who will take us just like we are."
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.