I have a friend who has a great fear of water. And yet, she recently joined her husband for a day of kayaking on Lake Ontario. Their kayaks were joined together, making them more stable in the waves, and easier for her husband to guide.
As they returned to the dock, battling fatigue and fear, she realized that, if she kept her eyes ahead, on the goal of reaching shore, her doubts, fears, and limitations faded away.
Philippians 3:13-14 – But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (KJV)
Often it is difficult for us to ignore the distractions in our lives. And yet, if we keep our eyes focused on God, we are assured of our union with Him. The past is not important. It is through the blood of Jesus that we are assured our place with God. All we need to do is stay focused on what is important.
Prayer: God in heaven, help us to keep our eyes focused on You. Help us to overcome our weaknesses and fears, so that we can come to You freely, for You are the ultimate prize in this race we call life. Amen.