BE STEADY… hold it in the road… stay the course. Too often we think that bouncing around from plan to plan, job to job, girl to girl… (You get the picture)…will get us ahead in life, career, and happiness. Think again. Let not your mind wander from pillar to post.
Ok….the bottom line…. When things seem complicated in life….”Stay Focused.” meaning take …”life and all its complexities ” and HOLD IT IN THE ROAD. Or “hold it steady.” Another slant….when we get “too content, or too “big for our britches,” then…again, “hold it in the road,” or…stay focused. Don’t lose “sight of your objective.” Think of life, as…riding down a BUMPY ROAD, and finding it difficult to “hold it in the road.”
We are told in Deuteronomy 5:32…. “So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left. This…in effect…is telling us…”to hold it in the road.” This is intended to give one encouragement…. to “stay focused.”
When “things” are going “really good” in life…sometimes we (some of us anyway) lose sight of our… original goal… we start getting a bit “cocky,” or over confident…and LOSE SIGHT…of where we want to go, and “screw up things.” I KNOW that I’ve done it….and “wish” that I had had someone cautioning me to….”hold it in the road.”
Too often we rely on our own instincts, so remember: Mr. Good and Mr. Evil wear the same clothing ….stay the course…hold it in the road. Even PROVERBS 3:5-6 cautions us…. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.