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Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.
I took my dogs for a rare afternoon walk on the last day of January. Most Minnesota January winters are icy and below zero. On this day, we had to avoid puddles. My dogs--ages two and almost ten months--are adequate loose-leash walkers. Three-quarters of the time, they saunter side-by-side. Yet, occasionally, one or both decide to cross in front or behind me. The result is a mock scolding and an untangling from their master.
This illustration applies directly to the word direction. Some times I am walking at a side-by-side saunter with God. I am in His will and enjoying the beauty of the world around me. Other times, I stop. I weave in front. I get behind. I want to race ahead. I become distracted by something off the path. I focus too much on something on the path until I trip over something else.
In those moments, I get a redirection back to discipline as He untangles my ways to be in tandem with Him.