Let’s try an experiment.
You’ll need a bandana, sidewalk chalk, an empty parking lot, and a friend (to make sure you don’t walk into a wall).
Draw a long straight line and stand at one end. Your task is simple. Walk that straight line blindfolded.
You can’t do it – at least not for more than a couple of yards.
Researchers have tested this and found absent external references points people will walk – get this – in circles, all the while convinced they are walking in a straight line.
What researchers don’t know is why this happens.
I don’t know either. But, it got me thinking.
Could it be that we weren’t made to be internally directed?
Could it be that we were made to orient ourselves to an external reference?
Here’s what I’ve noticed. When I take my eyes off of God – off of who He is, what He has done, and who He created me to be – I end up walking in circles.
I don’t need just any external reference. I need Him.
He the standard by which every part of me is measured. There is no other.
That’s why the author of Hebrews encouraged us to keep our eyes on Jesus, “the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”
He is the beginning and the end and everything in between.
He has His heart set on me – and on you.
Let’s stop walking in circles.
Let’s set our eyes – and our hearts – on Him.