Have you ever been driving in a downpour of rain where you can’t see, or a winding road in the mountains where you are clutching the steering wheel with both hands, and your eyes are straight ahead on the highway not looking to the left or to the right. Proverbs tells us we are to be like that all the time. I know I get distracted. How about you? I go to the bedroom to put something up, and the first thing I know I’m doing three or four things and lost my focus, or I’ll be writing and a message pops up on my screen and thirty minutes later I have gotten involved on another site. Or how about the times we let our fears, anxieties and thoughts sidetrack and get our eyes off Jesus.
Jesus spent His time on Earth always looking ahead to His Father. Hebrews 12:2 reminds us that Jesus was the perfecter of faith and He is our role model. He never varied, always looking at the task ahead.
S: Scripture Proverbs 4:25 (NIV)
O: Observation – Negative situations, negative thoughts, daily busy lives can pull us right down and distract us. Each step we make can be a step closer to Him or a step further from Him. Each thought can be a reminder to focus or not to focus on our past, but what God has waiting for us ahead.
A: Application – I need to look ahead to Him and not get sidetracked by things or thoughts or fears. I need to focus on the eternal one, and not the things of this world. I need to focus on the task at hand, and not get sidetracked doing something else and never accomplishing anything.
K: Kneeling In Prayer – Father God thank You that You are always there. I just need to keep my eyes focused on You. Father gently remind me that You are there.
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