“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” Proverbs 4:25-27 (NLT)
The only way to keep from taking a tumble is to keep your eyes on where you are going. Solomon uses very descriptive words here when he tells his readers to fix your eyes. To fix is to set or place definitely; establish; to correct or set right; adjust.
God knows we all struggle with what we are gazing upon. In that regard, you might say we all have Attention Deficit. Our attention is always somewhere else and not where it needs to be. We all need to take a deep breath and refocus ourselves on that which is truly important. God has given us a tool to decipher right from wrong, good from evil. We don’t know His word well enough most of the time to act properly in certain situations that arise. Since God created us He knows us better than we know ourselves. He patiently attempts to lead us to places where the greatest benefit for us lies, but we think we know better. This is the result of being given a free will. We get to make our own choices. Once we realize we cannot make decisions without the Lord’s guidance, our spiritual life can begin to take off. Regardless of our choices God is always watching.
We will have the best chance of knowing where we are to go if we seek the face of God daily. His wisdom and guidance always keep us safe and at peace. If we ever do swerve to the right or left, we will most assuredly find evil waiting ready to pounce. Take heed of Solomon’s cautionary proverb. Look where you are going; seek God regarding all your doings and remember, the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will for you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
NOTE: The version of the Bible used is the New Living Translation (NLT).