Target Point, Vol. 28 of 33
Today's Verse/Thought: Consistency-The Goal
Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Proverbs 4:25-26
I love this verse. It is so powerful-FIX YOUR GAZE-the idea of vision. TAKE ONLY WAYS THAT ARE FIRM-the concept of stability. I am especially drawn to the words, MAKE LEVEL PATHS FOR YOUR FEET. Here we have the powerful picture of being on a LEVEL path. To me this represents consistency-or-avoiding life's ups and downs.
The roller coaster of life will drag you down and wear you out. Many Christians want to live on a spiritual mountaintop all the time, but the inevitable valley of negative circumstances has a way of bringing us down. We need to discover ways to flatten out our journey in order to stay fresh for the long haul.
Are you just looking for the mountain peak experiences? No, you might say, I can't seem to get out of the valley. Ask God to help you find that level path for your life. This is a great area to engage your accountability partners. I find that when I am open and transparent with others, they can often help me find that more consistent walk.
No one can live on the top of the mountain. The excitement and lack of oxygen will eventually destroy you. God loves to bring us there occasionally for our edification and perspective. You can see a lot from up there. Our reality, however, is on the plains. That is where God wants us to live. Get used to it. Pursue it. See it as a positive thing and look for God to do mighty things through you regardless of where you are.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
I Love You (Your Name)