Eyes on the Road

We’ve all experienced that ‘auto-pilot’ moment—the one that happens when you’re driving down the road and your mind wanders to some far-off place.

Time and space utterly diffuse as you free-fall into a dream-like reality.

Then suddenly, as if by a jerk at the end of a safety tether, you snap out of it and become aware that you are still behind the wheel. Somehow, despite you being missing in action, the car continued moving safely down the road.

That experience loosely describes my life over the past few years. I’ve somehow managed forward movement, but with less attention and intention than the journey deserves.

I think I’m awake now.

My vision is coming into focus and I can see the road more clearly than ever.

This is my very first blog post – a decision following considerable internal debate related to the embarrassing truth about blogs.

Let’s face it, a blog is inherently egocentric. Blogging is based on a presumption by the ‘blogger’ that he or she has something of import to say; some significant reflection or insight that will be of value to others.

That notion led me repeatedly to the same nagging questions. What do I actually have to say? Who in their right mind would be interested in reading about MY life?

And what about the people who actually know my story and the mess I made of my life?

As I pondered those questions, I heard Him softly whisper the answer to my heart: THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU—It never was.

This is about the Giver of my life and every breath that sustains it. To know Him is the deepest desire and purpose of my life.  It is a journey that will take a lifetime; a destination that will only be reached when I see Him face to face.

Kootenai Falls – Libby, Montana
Lord Jesus… this is for you and you alone.
Be glorified through my successes and through my failures. Give me courage to be shamelessly transparent as you lead me, moment by moment, on this journey toward your heart.

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