“Let your eyes look straight ahead…”– Proverbs 4:25
The Lord’s character is on display for us throughout the Bible. If there is one certainty we glean, it is that He is diverse. Take, for example, the healing of blind men. Some were healed immediately. Others were progressive. Some were cured with a touch or a simple word from the Lord. Others in very perplexing ways (Mark 8:22-25). Jesus never had a method He followed. The way He moved in one life was not always the way He accomplished His plans in another.
We live In a time where media outlets bombard us with publicity designed to arouse carnal cravings. These persuasions can make it difficult to walk with singleness of purpose. And, with the many voices calling to us, we can be easily distracted. We begin wanting what everyone else has and avoid what God has established for us personally.
This type of activity has infiltrated the Church. What some have received from the Lord, others come to hope for and expect. The Bible tells us to “look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Keeping our eyes on Him alone assists in drowning out the noise. It helps us to want what He wants. Christ will keep us on a direct path to accomplish His goals in and through our lives.
“Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.”– Proverbs 4:25-27