We haven’t had too many drastic accidents but…
Reference: “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.” Proverbs 4:25 NIV
Explore: Our 2-year old is learning to ride a bike. It’s just a little balance bike with no pedals, but that also means there are no brakes.
He pushes himself along with his feet and can pick up quite a bit of speed. His favourite thing to do is to fly down a hill and then lift his feet forward off the ground so he just sails along.
This all goes incredibly well until he sees something of interest. When something off the track gets his attention he rarely stops to have a look, but just keeps moving forward while looking left or right.
It’s at this point in time where you will hear me cry out, “Watch where you’re going!” as he heads towards a pole or a low hanging branch. We haven’t had too many drastic accidents, but this is a good reason why we make sure he is always wearing his bike helmet.
Application: The book of Proverbs is filled with wisdom and it seems I am regularly quoting one of its verses when our 2-year old is riding his bike – “watch where you’re going!” Ok, it doesn’t say that exactly word for word but it does mention the importance of looking forward.
It may not be because there is a low hanging branch or a misplaced pole, but it does help us to stay focussed on what we have set our minds to achieve.
God has given you a life with an important goal. Don’t waste your time looking for something more interesting to the left or the right. Stay focussed on your purpose and keep heading forward.
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for being distracted by the things of this world. Help me to stay focused on You and the purpose You have for my life. Amen.
What goal are you setting out to achieve at the moment?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.