The other morning I went out for a morning walk to see the Elk Grove area. I was following the instructions of my father, that he had told me since i was kid, that you should always walk facing traffic so that you can see what's coming at you. Good thing too because as I was in a particularly narrow stretch of highway, I noticed a young girl driving directly at me. I assessed my surroundings and knew that if I had to I would be jumping a barbed wire fence into some brush that wouldn't have been comfortable, but definitely better then the front bumper of her car. When she was about 20 feet from me she looked up and our eyes met. It was one of the moments when you can see what the other person is thinking and I'm pretty sure she knew what i was thinking too (which I already confessed to God). But in her right hand was her phone, I couldn't believe it i was almost the victim of 'Drexting' or better known as texting while driving.
Proverbs 4:25-27 reminds us, "Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil."
Distractions happen, but we can limit the distractions when we stay focused on the moment and not on anything else. I avoided pain because I was looking forward and almost experienced major pain because someone else was distracted. Let's keep your eyes on what God's plan is for our lives and his path and He will lead us to a place of real abundant life.