Monday March 25, 2013
Ever felt like you’re walking in circles? I have.
No focus, no plan…just wandering.
Distracted living, I guess you’d say.
The Israelites did that quite a bit. God sent them judges to help, and as long as they followed the judges’ lead, things went pretty well. But once a judge was gone, the circular motion started again.
Current Biology says we veer from a straight course because of “the accumulating noise in the sensorimotor system.” When we don’t have an “external directional reference to recalibrate,” we walk in circles.
The noise the Israelites faced was a myriad of gods. My noise? Well, in essence, it’s the same.
Unfortunately, I make gods of things that don’t deserve that spot, and the noise is sometimes deafening.
What do we need to get back on the path? An “external directional reference” to help us recalibrate.
For the Israelites, God sent judges to help, but their guidance was only temporary. The good news is, those judges foreshadowed a greater One to come. One who's eternal, ever living.
That One is my reference point. He helps me recalibrate. With my focus on Him, the pathway is straight.
Yes, often it’s uphill, and sometimes I careen down at an alarming rate of speed. But He’s by my side, over the rocky and the smooth.
With my focus on Him, the noise of the world fades.