Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. (Proverbs 4: 25 NIV)
“This is the last year I’m taking the bus,” I declare. I have always liked long peaceful rides but now my long, interesting commutes to work each day feel like a job within itself. Thank our awesome God though that He orchestrates our steps and puts people in our lives for a reason. He has been orchestrating my steps in working towards a goal of mine–from confirmation and provision to the people and timing.
I am 32, and I don’t have a driver’s license although I have had a couple of opportunities to get one, have had two or three permits, and have driven before. Yet, it is time to retire my bus pass. I will get a driver’s license this year–no more excuses and no more delays–and next a car (which will take faith because I have more of that than money for a car). For now though, I am getting great and affordable driving lessons.
In my driving lessons, one important thing that I have been learning is “look where you want to go” and “don’t look where you don’t want to go.” Those words spoke to me. Look where I want to go. If I want to “go somewhere in life,” I have to see it and fix my eyes on getting it. Where should I look? First, where do I want to go, and where do I need to go? I need to look towards God first and foremost. I need to fix my eyes on Jesus so I won’t swerve to the right or the left, or drift off into the ditches. I see what’s ahead far off into the distance because He will let me know what’s ahead. He’ll give me signs, warnings and His Word to protect and guide me.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand throne of God. (Heb 12:2NIV)
Thank You for every opportunity You give me to get a word from You. Thank You for Your constant guidance and unfailing love although I don’t always recognize or appreciate it. Thank You for being a God of hope and trust. I pray I keep my eyes fixed on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to trust God and focus on Him. Put Him first and don’t let distractions, day-to-day living, fear, etc. make you take your eyes off where you need and want to go. Remember, don’t jump in the car without Him, learn to depend on Him solely, and let Him steer!
Ladies, how do you deal with distractions that take you off of your path?
Ms. Tannika Moore loves the Lord and loves to write! Besides writing poetry or editing written work for family and friends, she currently works for NEIU Educational Talent Search program. She help assists Chicago public high school students with their reading, writing, etc. as well as helps them consider and prepare for college. God, the Creator and Great Father has also created her to be a Compassion Person and Encourager and so she loves to encourage people according to God’s Word and help them to see, think and become better through her support, actions and writing. Her favorite scripture comes from Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you shall perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”