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Don’t Be a Stat

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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On a recent trip across the state of Kansas we noticed flashing signs strategically placed on the Interstate. The sign read, “Don’t be a stat. Texting and driving can kill.” Ironically, we were not distracted by texting but distracted by trying to read the sign. I think the signs kind of defeated their own purpose. How could we keep our eyes on the road if we were trying to read what the sign said?

We also really confused our GPS because we changed the route from that which was originally mapped out for us. When Matilda (a name we lovingly call our GPS) felt we had ignored her directions and were going the wrong way she would emphatically say, “Make a U-turn.” No matter if we were on a busy highway or in the middle of a frontage road she would insist that we turn around. That always made us chuckle out loud.

signs - several directionsThat is similar to how some of us are in our spiritual walk. Do we get easily distracted in our ministries or do we give up completely because we are not accomplishing all that we set out to do or do not know which path to take next?

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”  Proverbs 4:25-27Proverbs 4:25-27
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

25 Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26 Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: Remove thy foot from evil.

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Detour signWe must focus on the goal. Looking straight ahead helps us avoid roadblocks placed in our path. When we get off track we have to re-route ourselves so we can start going in the right direction again.

Do we focus on Christ and what he tells us to do? Are we determined to accomplish all we can for Him following the path set out before us?

Christ should be our goal. Don’t be a statistic!

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