“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Hebrews 12-13, and Jude.
Jesus is at the finish line. My course of life needs to be a straight line to where He is.
If I want to get to where He wants me to get, I must concentrate on Him.
The course to Him will not be a straight line but it must be a straight line in my approach to it.
If I take my eyes off Him, I will head in directions that will delay my arrival to where He wants me to be.
My life is filled with potential distractions; work, blogging, home life, etc.. But they need not be distractions and they won’t be if I can do them and still have my eyes on Him.
The issue, of course, is assessing the things I do. Can I keep my eyes on Him in this or that activity? If an activity takes my eyes entirely off Him, then it should be examined by me closely. It may be that I am not injecting God into the activity. In that case, I must spend time attempting to inject God into the activity. No success there? Time to STOP doing that activity.
I need regular “mindful” alerts during each day. “Can I rightly represent God in what I am now doing?”
It doesn’t take much to bring God into what I am doing but it must be an intentional act. God is with me wherever I am BUT does He want me to be where I am? That is a question worthy of ongoing prayer.
“Lord, I want to be on Your course. Forgive me for wandering off. Forgive me for looking at the water around me and losing sight of You. Direct my paths, I plead. Open my eyes to You. Empower me, I beg, to walk with You and toward You. I love You, Father.”
Are you on God’s course or one of your own choosing?