What has your attention these days? What has mine? And is where we’re directing our attention leading us somewhere that we want to go?
The Proverbs of Solomon, recorded in the Old Testament, give us wisdom about our path, about the track of our lives. Solomon’s key observation was that it’s our direction (more than our hopes, or dreams, or intentions) that determines our destination and where we end up.
In Proverbs 4:25-27 Solomon adds an important corollary, namely that what gets our attention, determines our direction and ultimately, our destination. Attention, direction, destination. That’s the principle, of the track of our lives, in three words.
We can choose to ‘give’ our attention and we can choose to ‘pay’ attention. The writer to the Hebrews encourages us to give our attention and to - ‘fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfected of our faith’ Hebrews 12:2-3).