Staying On Course
The other word I wanted to bring to your attention is derailed. My grandpa was the roundhouse foreman for the Southern Pacific Railroad. They had to bring the trains into the roundhouse in order to switch tracks. Why? Trains only run on tracks.
What track does an authentic follower of Christ run on? His word. His word charts our course. Proverbs 4 is so good. I encourage you to read it. Here are a few highlights. Vs. 4 – our heart is the receptacle for His words. Vs. 5 – don’t turn away from His word.
Vs. 14-15 – turn away from the wicked’s ways. Vs. 21 – keep His word in your heart and not depart from it. “Verse 22 says, “For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.”
Verse 26-27 says, “Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or to the left; remove your foot from evil.”
Have you ever started a sentence and lost your train of thought? It’s called distractions. Matthew 15:19 says, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts…” What? How can the heart of a true believer have evil thoughts? We get off the track. Derogatory, negative, complaining, bitter, judgmental, and faultfinding thoughts derail us. They take us into enemy territory.