The scene in the movie has the hero helping the damsel in distress to escape from the villain. To reach safety they must walk across a narrow board high above the ground.
As the damsel in distress is starting across the board the hero cautions, “Don’t look down! Look at me.”
But of course she looks down and the ground is dangerously far away.
The focus goes from the hero to focusing on the chance of falling. To simply look forward would lead her to safety.
Its like this!
Jesus, your hero, is helping you escape the adversary. To reach safety you must walk on the narrow path which is far above the life you lived before.
Matthew 7:14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
As you walk down the narrow path you are not to look down at your past failures. Jesus tells you, you are to look to Him.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Focusing on God, you can trust Him with all of the details in your life even the ones that are frightening. He will guide you through them; you just need to focus on Him.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
The old life is gone, a new life has begun. God wants you to trust in Him to guide you on the narrow path that leads to your new life and freedom.
To seek God, prayer and reading the Holy Bible are important. Invite Him to join you as you open His Word.
Lord, Come, sit with me for a while and tell me about Yourself!
Written and posted by Joyce E Poggense
Verses referenced:Matthew 6:33, 7:14, 2 Corinthians 5:17,