One of my mantras is “Look neither to the left nor the right: simply write.”
It is easy to get distracted with concerns about what others want to hear or what others will think. But how can I share what I know if I censor what I know? How can I share who I am if I hide who I am? How can I give freely if my heart hesitates? How can I? And how can you?
““Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.”
Walking with God is akin to walking a high wire. One rises above impossible situations, sees everything from a new and broad perspective and experiences the beauty of moving forward as in flight. As a high wire artist does, we must ponder the ways which we walk. Looking to the audience on the left and the right for approval distracts and causes stumbling. Stopping out of fear interrupts the graceful momentum of moving forward. Walking too quickly certainly makes one subject to fall. Looking down creates the fear of height. Looking behind one’s self triggers imbalance. Looking forward “straight before thee” – yes, this is the key. Keeping our eyes fixed on the destination and making purposeful, intentional steps, one by one, allows the completion of seemingly impossible feats.
As we travel upon our purposeful pathways, I encourage you to “ponder the path of thy feet.” Let us make each decision, each step, based upon God’s Will for us and by fixing our eyes straight upon His Kingdom. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) As we seek His Kingdom, our ways will be established on the solid rock of Truth.
© COPYRIGHT 2011 Caroline Gavin
What can you do today, traveling on your purposeful pathway, to more firmly fix your eyes upon God and His Kingdom?