Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Needless Extra Miles

How did I do that?? I missed my exit because I was thinking about something else, then I needed to go a few miles out of my way to get back on track. What a waste!

I seem to be prone to doing that. Too many things on my mind some days and I often find myself taking the "long way" around. I wondered how many extra miles I have detoured throughout my life because I wasn't paying close enough attention to where I was headed.

Then I pictured God looking down from the heavens at the map of my life, seeing all the weaving and wandering I have done over the years. All those times I thought I knew the right way instead of trusting in His way. All those needless "extra miles" and "arriving late" was because I lost the real Focus.

Father God, my focus needs to be on You at all times. I don't want to be distracted. I yield every area of my life to you. Don't let me take any more detours than I have to!

"In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." (Prov. 3:6 NIV)

1 comment:

  1. A friend e-mailed to tell me that God works all together for good and His blood covers all our mistakes. Do I believe He gives grace in these situations? Absolutely!! I would never have known His wonderful grace had I not made those selfish mistakes.

    Yet, should we continue to make them? Not if we can help it! Not if we know better! These are the "needless" extra miles I am referring to. Thanks for the discussion. That is truly what a blog is all about. I encourage you to write your comments here!