Keeping Your Eyes on the Road


When we are driving there are lots of things that can serve as distractions. There are billboards, scenery, commotions, yard signs, people in other cars, people in our car, etc. As such, we need to be focused on the road when we are driving.

The same is true in our spiritual walk. We need to be focused on the path that is laid before us. There are many distractions in our spiritual journey. For this reason, we are instructed:

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
(Proverbs 4:26-27)

 Where are you headed in life? Where are you going? If we don’t know where we are headed in life, we have the tendency to drift and wander. According to Proverbs, we should ponder or, “consider and compare the circumstances or consequences” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary), of our paths. In whatever way we walk, we have to stay focused on the road that is ahead of us.

Evil threatens us on every side, but God is the lamp to our feet. He will direct our paths if we allow Him. When we find ourselves off-course, we are usually the blame. Somewhere in the journey, we decided to take matters into our own hands and we made a mess of things. Yet, I am so glad that we can still come to God with our mistakes and He can work it out for our good.

Don’t get distracted by lust the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or the pride of life. Turn your attention to God and towards His Kingdom and, I promise you, everything else will fall into place.

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