Distracted

The cell phone has been one of the greatest inventions in our modern history. It has literally changed so much about this world from how we communicate with others to how we receive and retrieve information.

It has also changed the way we drive. Cell phones are wonderful but can be very dangerous when driving down the road. This is not a public service announcement, though it can be reckless to text and drive, but instead this thought is to move our hearts to the spiritual.

The problem with texting while driving or using your phone for any reason while driving is because it distracts you. It causes you to take your eyes off the road in front of you. When this occurs, you can miss something in front of you or drift to the left or to the right and potentially cause something serious to happen.

The same is said of our walk with God. Our eyes should remain forward watching for the next turn, obstacle, or exit. When our eyes are taken off what lies ahead, we get ourselves in trouble. Paul mentioned this to the church at Phillipi. He told them:

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14

Paul focused on what lay ahead of him. He could not be concerned about the past. He could not be focused on the circumstances that surrounded him. He had to keep his eyes forward.

Your past cannot be your concern. The circumstances around you do not need to take your focus away from what lies ahead of you. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, keep your eyes focused in front of you. There is a wonderful goal given from God to be attained. Push forward!