Where are you looking? Nothing can steal God's vision for our life like the nagging things right before us. Worry about the next step we take or the enemies we may face can only paralyze our forward movement.
He almost crashed the helicopter. It was one of his first lessons and he was fighting the urge to look straight down at the controls. But the only way to keep the chopper stable was to lift his eyes, trust his hands, and look to a distant horizon. Now he was beginning to fly with fresh confidence.
She couldn't keep the car swaying from the center line and back to the far right shoulder of the road. It wasn't a drinking and driving situation. She was a new driver. It was a focus crisis. With a slight lifting of her head she looked far down the road and immediately the car traveled smoothly in the center of it's lane.
The temptation is to fixate on that thing right before us. But enemies will loom too large, mountains become too daunting, our next step becomes too fearful. But God! Yes, there is no other friend like God. And when we gaze upon him the pressure of the present is lifted – God carries our emotional load and gives us courage to move ahead. Where are you looking? Meditate on this wonderful passage of scripture.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.