Soooooo since I started driving, I have been getting QUITE a bit of DRIVING ADVICE!!! (I have NO idea WHY!!! LOL) And of course I pretty much NEED IT ALL!!! ;D Ususally when people give me advice, the main thing they do is just point out what I am doing WRONG...which is A LOT...hahaha!!! Like, your too far over, your swerving, your taking that turn to sharp...your going to slow, your going to fast...etc... However, someone gave me a particular peice of advice that has really helped.
They said, just keep your eyes on the road in front of you. Don't look around you, just look in front of you. In other words, if you want to go straight, don't look behind you, don't look at how the cars next to you are driving, or where the lines on the side of you are...LOOK in front of you. And I've realized how true this is. Sometimes I will get soooo focused on what is NEXT to me that all of the sudden...I'm swerving!!! So now I have learned, IF you try and drive straight by looking to the side of you at another car or at the lines next to you, you end up swerving...BUUUUUT when you look in front of you, and follow what you see paved ahead, you drive straight.
While I was driving home that night, I couldn't help but think of HOW this applies to us spiritually. times when your driving on the road of life, you find distractions and bumps a long the way. You find heartaches and disapointments. Sometimes the people you look up to in some way or another disapoint you or fail you and being human and because of our fallen nature, at one time or another, WE will make some mistakes and failures...BUUUUT if we try and base our walk with God on another person's walk with God, we are going to start swerving. BECAUSE people are NOT perfect.
We can't look at the person next us to stay on the straight and narrow path, we've got to keep our eyes ahead of us! We gotta look to the perfect one. Growing up, my mom would always, and STILL always tells me, "Just keep your eyes on Jesus, Mary! Just keep your eyes on Jesus...AND Everything will be ALRIGHT!!!"
I have learned to live by those wise words of my mother. There are often times in my life, things that happen that I don't get...I don't understand AND I know that IF I were to try and get to heaven by looking around me, I would start to swerve. I can't go straight by looking at imperfections, I must look ahead to the perfect one.
We've got to keep our eyes on Jesus!!!
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2)
♥Mary Frances :)