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“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” I’m not sure where I first heard this saying. It was probably in a Geometry class. As we think about things that are true, it brings to mind things that are straight.
Imagine you have a small radio controlled boat. You enter a race to cross a small lake. You must focus on the boat, the wind, and your competitors. You want to steer a straight line to the far shore to win. If you become distracted by something else, your boat will drift. It will take focus and attention to keep your boat running true.
Proverbs 4, verses 25 and 26 give great advice. It says:
Let your eyes look straight ahead;Proverbs 4:25-26 NIV
Fix your gaze directly before you.
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
And be steadfast in all your ways.
In other words, keep your focus on a true path in life. So how are you doing? Are you focused on your goals or distracted by the moment? Are you prioritizing the important things or consumed by the urgent? Are your ethics straight and on target, or drifting off course?
May your life not be simply running here and there, running behind schedule or running off the path. Rather, may your life run true.
Bumper music “Landing Place” performed by Mark July, used under license from Shutterstock.