I mentioned it again this weekend: The direction your feet are pointed matters. One decision at a time, one day at at time, a lifetime of steps has consequences. Decide in advance to methodically discipline your life and you're likely to make progress in the direction you choose.
My young friend, Braxston Cave, grew up at GCC and heard me ask the question many times: Which direction are your feet pointed?
Braxston plays football for the University of Notre Dame and is on ESPN's Outland Trophy Watch List for 2012.
Cody Baker, a brilliant videographer at GCC, produced this video so we could use it in our weekend services. Give yourself a couple of minutes to watch it. It's a strong reminder that methodical discipline produces results; small steps taken in one direction, over a long period of time, have predictable consequences.
Which direction are your feet pointed?
You’re blessed when you stay on course,
walking steadily on the road revealed by God.
You’re blessed when you follow his directions,
doing your best to find him.
That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;
you walk straight along the road he set.
You, God, prescribed the right way to live;
now you expect us to live it.
Oh, that my steps might be steady,
keeping to the course you set;
Then I’d never have any regrets
in comparing my life with your counsel.
I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;
I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.
I’m going to do what you tell me to do.