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Look Straight Ahead

Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil (Proverbs 4:27).

That scripture means to just look straight ahead and to stay away from people, places, and things that have nothing to do with God, Jesus, Yahweh, Jehovah...The things that will throw you off course. Those are the things that will take you so far away from God that you will wonder who you are anymore. Look straight ahead then you will tend to go in that direction. Stay on track, stay focused on what's in front of you. Think of it this way: when athletes run, they don't look back, they don't look to the right or to the left. They simply look forward to what's ahead of them, not behind them. Remember, Lot's wife looked back even though God told her not to and she was turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26). No judgment there, because haven't we all looked back in regret and sorrow because of the defeat, the trauma, the heartache, the pain? Or haven't we all looked back wondering if we were missing something? I thank God for His grace, otherwise we would all be pillars of salt, huh?

Anyway, just realize that the finish line is in front of you and it doesn't matter how far off it seems, you will get there. Just stay focused on the prize, because it hasn't moved. It's still waiting for you to catch up to it, because it still has your name on it. 
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