2022 December

Pay attention

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… Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1 & 2 

Las month, I had a dream. I want to share some of it with you today.

In the dream, I was in a car driving down a road, about to get on the freeway. BUT, I got distracted and missed the entrance, and was about to drive over the edge of a hill/ cliff. I knew that I’d be driving into a steep valley and that my car would crash. I said, “Oh no!” and quickly turned to the right to drive on a railroad track instead, knowing a train could be coming at any moment. Then, I reach another road, and I pulled off to the right, away from the mountains on my left. When I stopped the car I was shaking. 

 I was so mad at myself for being distracted and not paying attention and missing my entrance to the freeway. If I had just paid attention, none of this would have happened, and I would be safe, and where I was supposed to be going. And, I wasn’t doing something wrong, I was just not paying attention. I was listening to the radio, and adjusting the vents on the A/C – And then I looked up and I was headed for a crash, and going off the road, and missed the freeway.

 It only took one second of not paying attention and I was headed off the road, down a steep hill, wrecking my car.

 I knew the only way to get back to my entrance on the freeway, where I was supposed to be, was to get back on the railroad track and pray that a train wasn’t coming down the track right then.

I want to encourage you today, to pay attention to what it is that God has called you to do. If you aren’t sure what that is, our class, “Discover and Do Your Destiny,” is a great place to start. It will help you have the tools to keep you on the right road, and to focus on the things that are important. It will help you pay attention each day and not be distracted. You don’t want to get off course. You are almost there. It’s time to get on the freeway! 

Remember – You don’t want to miss your entrance to the freeway because you are distracted and not paying attention. If you get off your road, and on the wrong track, you could get hit by a train. And, then, to get back to where you can enter the freeway, you’ll have to backtrack – by driving back on the track – and risk, again, being hit by a train. You can learn to stay on the road to your destiny in our class, “Discover and Do Your Destiny,” that starts on January 15, 2023.