Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. – Proverbs 4v25
Castles always have more than one gate. While we are keeping our hearts with all keeping and guarding what comes out of our mouth, there is another gate we must keep. At this gate we must protect ourselves from what is coming in. It is a gate that we all battle. We must guard what comes in through our eyes.
We are constantly assailed with bits and baubles that can draw our eyes away from our focus. I really think most of us want to do right. I think we want to dedicate ourselves to living for the Lord. I think we want to focus on our service for Him and living in such a way that our lives glorify Him.
But something always gets in the way. Some news story or bit of entertainment or sporting event grabs our interest and, though there is nothing wrong with any of those, they can become our new focus. What were meant to be a few minutes of diversion become a new focus and the things that we should be focusing on become our new purpose.
We cannot afford to get our eyes off the task before us. We need to be careful that our little diversions and distractions do not become new directions. Let’s make sure that even in our live and leisure we keep our focus on our Lord and His purpose for our lives.