“Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” Proverbs 4:25
When it comes to mowing, you especially want to keep the rows straight. It just makes the yard look a lot better when the lines are straight, and for large yards that can be a challenge. I remember trying really hard to keep the rows straight when cutting that large acreage, and it seemed no matter how hard I tried, I would inevitably look back to see them crooked. Finally, I had an idea: find something at the end of the row to look at. Sometimes it was a tree, or a fence post I could fix my gaze to, and it actually worked. Having something to aim toward helped me keep the mower straight and I could look back with a simple feeling of pride and accomplishment at that freshly cut lawn with straight rows. I guess sometimes it just doesn’t take a lot for us guys to feel accomplished.
Life can be the same way. With so many things out there vying for our attention, we have to find somewhere to keep our focus. Whether it’s the influences of the world around us, thoughts of guilt, condemnation, or feelings of inadequacy, the truth is, just like mowing, we’ve got to fix our eyes on something to help keep us straight. Today’s reading of Proverbs makes it all crystal clear.
Today, fix your eyes on His love for you and rest in knowing that as you do, He’ll make everything straight.