Proverbs 4:25 Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you. 26 Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. 27 Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
There is a lot in scripture about paths and direction and keeping our eyes focused on Jesus isn’t there? But we live in a world where ADD or attention deficit disorder is widespread and very prevalent in most people. I have never gotten a diagnosis about whether I am ADD or not, but I’m pretty sure I have many of the symptoms of the disorder. If I am talking on the phone with someone and trying to get information from them and my wife tries telling me something I freak out and become angry because my brain goes into crisis mode and I can’t keep track of either conversation. I also get distracted very easily if I don’t keep my focus on the task at hand and I can be led off on some tangent and forget what I was doing originally.
There is a very unsafe path that leads to evil and a person that follows that path and gets distracted from the right path will end up where they should not be. The reason this happens is we get “sidetracked” and the focus that should be solely on Jesus is divided between the “world” and God!! Danger Will Robinson, DANGER!! The warnings in God’s Word are not just words put on a sheet of paper, but they are the guidelines for living the focused life. Focused on Jesus that is. That focus begins when we accept Jesus and continues as we “walk with God” and learn of His ways and live them. The end result of that life is a life that is constantly growing in their relationship with the God of the universe. That life is a life of purpose and direction…..God’s direction. It is not rocket science and it should not surprise us that God is the best direction we can follow. The following story is a vivid reminder that Christians sometimes cannot see the forest for the trees and miss the great truth that God is our only true compass and He is constantly showing us where to go and what to do if we will just consult Him.
A man on a flight across America in 1976 rose from his seat, drew a gun and took the stewardess hostage. “Take me to Detroit,” he said. “We’re already going to Detroit,” she replied. “Oh…good,” he said and sat down again.
So sit down and follow God’s Word cause He already has a plan mapped out for you and it is called God’s will.
The Pilgrimage continues….