Fixed Ahead

Several times this week, I had to walk across a room without spilling from a too-full container. I learned the secret of keeping a steady hand:

Never look at your hand or the object you want to keep steady. Look ahead of you and fix your gaze on your destination. Your body will automatically keep steady. It will adjust and align. It’s absolutely true. When the liquid started to slosh because I couldn’t keep steady, I fixed my gaze at my destination. The liquid stilled. Everything settled.

I remember this whenever life feels uncertain or unsteady. I keep my eyes fixed on Jesus. Hebrews tells us this: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” We do this, and life steadies.

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