We need to have the right focus to cross a log bridge in the wilderness and we need to have an eternal focus in our walk with God.
Hard times come in life. The truth of life gives us no reason to doubt that statement. Unfortunately, as human beings we tend to look at the situation that surrounds us. We turn our heads down and look at our feet to help us stabilize ourselves in a difficult situation. We often fail to see the other side and sometimes it keeps us from getting there.
When hiking on trails in the wilderness one eventually comes to a water crossing. An old log will often be placed across the water as a makeshift bridge.
Most people tend to turn their heads down to watch their feet as they cross the bridge in trepidation. To focus on where one is on the log does not help one get across. Any seasoned wilderness hiker knows the best way to cross log bridges on a trail is to focus on a point on the other side at the end of the log.
There are plenty of bridges built by the Park Service on trails in our national parks, but in the true wilderness bridges are scarce. Bridges can be scarce in the wilderness of our life. Too often we have to cross logs. If we keep our eyes focused on a point at the end of the struggle instead of on our current situation, we have a better chance of crossing.
As Christian hiker I have learned if we focus on Christ, the cross and eternity our journey across any of life’s logs will be easier. Just like a journey in the natural wilderness can lead us to great beauty, our journey across the logs of life will lead us to the reward on the other side and eventually to the beauty of heaven.
God’s Word says “For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17, 18. The Bible is clear, it’s best to focus on Christ and eternity in our Christian walk with God
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