Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Direction.
It’s going from here to there. It’s the way one is headed each day. We hope with each step that we are headed in the right direction.
With the start of the new year, we are determined to keep certain goals, or resolutions. We desire to maintain good habits and effect change in our lives. To do so, much like the prophet Isaiah, we must say:
“Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will.” (Isaiah 50:7, NLT)
With determination and the Lord’s help, we can head in the right direction and keep on the path He has set for us. And we run …
“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1b, NLT)
It’s my race and He alone sets the direction and pace. It’s personal to me as He has created each of us, and our races, unique to us. Our lives are on a trajectory, a path we follow not by chance, but by the guidance or actions of our God.
So how do we keep on in the direction He has set us on?
“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” (Hebrews 12:2a, NLT)
With our eyes set on Jesus,
we head in the right direction,