Stay focused

Has anyone ever tried to paint you in a bad light? Has anyone ever said things about you that were not true? When this happened to me all I wanted to do was shout my innocence to the world— to prove to people that the person who said this about me was wrong.  Then I thought to myself, ‘if they believed that about me then they really don’t know me, so why am I trying so hard to prove my innocence to them?’

Proverbs 4:25-27 says, “Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.  Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”

I have come to realize that I can’t please everyone— there will always be someone who doesn’t like me. I can’t worry about that… I can’t get distracted in worrying about what people think about me. My main concern should be in trying to please God.

So don’t worry about what people are saying about you—stay focused on God!

Copyright © 2013 M. Teresa Trascritti


The other day I thought about how much I relied on a GPS. I used to get lost all the time. It seemed that every time I drove somewhere on my own, I would have to call my husband to get me back on the right road. He finally bought me a GPS so I would not get lost again.

It made me think about how some people go aimlessly through life because they do not have God in their lives. It made me think about driving with a map versus driving with a GPS. We can get very lost with just a map especially if the road we are traveling is blocked or is no longer there, but the GPS can help us find detours and alternate paths. This is similar to what God does— giving us direction, guidance, and a better way to get where we need to go. Proverbs 3:6 tells us, “Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”


How are you finding your way through life?

Copyright © 2013 M. Teresa Trascritti