When we drive our cars, where do we spend most of your time and focus: The view through the windshield, I hope! Yes we check our side and rearview mirrors and monitor our speed (hopefully obeying the limits). We must stay aware of the road we are on, the route, the destination, the intersections, and so on. The majority of our time and focus is straight ahead!
Our journey to Christ and through life is much like driving a car to reach a specific destination. We need to be looking through the windshield, eyes ahead. While it is necessary to check our mirrors to see who/what is behind us or beside us, we are driving because we want to reach a destination in front of us. Our focus is in moving forward (the future). If we focus too much on what is behind us (our past) or what is coming up beside us or to pass us—what others are doing—then we lose our focus on what we are doing and where we are going.
What does it matter the condition or the length of the road? Or what type of car we are driving? What does it matter if the highway is scenic or without a single interesting sight? As long as we stay focused on our destination being with the Lord, we’re on the right road!
Psalm 121 (KJV 1900)
A Song of degrees.
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
From whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord,
Which made heaven and earth.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
He shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
From this time forth, and even for evermore.
Author: Lea A. Strickland, MBA CMA CFM CBM GMC
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