Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. Proverbs 4:25-27 (ESV)
Focused On You
I will keep my eyes focused on you. I will keep on moving forward with you. I will not look back. I will not swerve to the left or the right. I will not run ahead of you. I will not lag behind you. I will keep in step with you. I will follow you to wherever you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will not allow myself to become distracted. I will not allow myself to be diverted. I will not allow myself to become dissipated. I will follow you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will not retreat. I will have no regrets. I will hold nothing in reserve. I will pursue you and the life you have for me with all that is within me. That will be very good.
What makes you so sure? Why are you so filled with passion? What spurs you on to want to follow me with all that is within you? I have nothing I would rather do. There is no place I would rather go. You have given me a new life to life. You have given my life hope and meaning and purpose. You have shown your kindness. You have allowed me to taste your goodness. You have richly blessed my life. You have lavished me with your love. I now love you because you first loved me. I am not following and serving you because I should or must. I am following and serving you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. That is very good.
How will you stay with me on the path of life? How will you keep on following me? What will prevent you from swerving to the left or right? How will you be sure to keep in step with me? How will you know for sure that you will not run ahead or lag behind me? My heart and mind and life will remain focused on you. I will meet with you in your word. You will have my complete attention. I will draw near to you as you draw near to me. I will hold on to you as you hold on to me. My focus will remain completely on you. I will listen to all that you want to say to me. I will follow and obey you. I will trust you with every step I will take in life. I will rely on you rather than on myself. My life will be in your hands. That will be very good.
Lord, I will carefully consider my steps along the path of life. I will keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. I will not swerve to the right or left. I will keep on walking straight ahead with you. I will follow you to where you lead me to do all you ask of me. Amen
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