Words I've been carrying inside me since the beginning of 2008...
Sometimes I've followed them...
...sometimes I haven't.
It ain't been pretty when I haven't...
Why is it so easy for us to lose our focus & get side-tracked?
Look straight ahead,
& fix your eyes on what lies before you
Mark out a straight path for your feet;
then stick to the path
& stay safe.
Don't get side-tracked,
keep your feet from following evil.
Proverbs 4:25-27 (NLT)
Here it is in The Message...
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.
And in The Voice...
Keep your head up, your eyes straight ahead,
and your focus fixed on what is in front of you.
Take care you don’t stray from the straight path, the way of truth,
and you will safely reach the end of your road.
Do not veer off course to the right or the left;
step away from evil, and leave it behind.