On Fixing Our Eyes

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It’s easy for the steady one, the one who yearns for stability and security - who is more at home the more structure surrounds him - it’s easy for him to hold tight to these good things.

It’s easy for him to think these good things he likes, maintains, seeks are the best things- it’s easy for him to think these good things are always God things.

And to look down on the other.

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It’s easy for the adventurer, the wild one - the freedom-craving, convention-shattering, incessantly-questioning one - who is more at home without walls, who ran dancing and shouting from that prison cell when Christ set him free, it’s easy for him to hold tight to these good things.

It’s easy for him to think these good things he likes, maintains, seeks are the best things- it’s for him to think these good things are always God things.

And to look down on the other.

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But we are the same.

The steady one and the adventurer. We both imperfectly follow our perfect God.

And the one who follows, who abides, who fixes his eyes - he will build and maintain a stable structure, even if he has the heart of an adventure. He will build and maintain if God told him too.

And the one who follows, who abides, who fixes his eyes - he will knock down every wall, defy convention, and dance among a gawking crowd, even if he has the heart of a steady one. He will dance, if God told him to.