If you haven’t already read our blog “Whose Track Are You On?”, then scroll on down and give it a read along with this post.
So, are you? On Track? And, most importantly, where is that track taking you? You know, no matter how far you travel, or how long you take to get there, when you get there, that’s where you are at. Without planning and without a good steadfast check and balance you will end up somewhere, but it may be totally off the mark.
Long range snipers need to take account for the spin of the earth and the direction that they are shooting in order to hit the target. Sailors have maps and instruments that they constantly check to stay on course.
Take a moment and google the 1 in 60 rule which basically says that when piloting a plane, if you allow yourself to float 1 degree away from your course you will be 1 mile off after traveling 60 miles. Obviously, the farther you go with that one-degree error the worse things get, not to mention if you are more than one degree off. (Take a moment to read our blog, “Hold Fast”)
Let’s apply this concept to your plans for life. If you do not constantly take into account how things are going or where you are in the process, and hold fast when things are off course, you’ll wake up one day asking yourself, “How did I get way over here?”
“I thought I had a great marriage how did it get all messed up?”
“I was on track to get that promotion, why am I not being considered?”
“I thought I would never be involved in THAT but here I am.”
Keep after it, don’t drift. It takes too much energy to get back on course. Too many goals, dreams and lives are disrupted because we fail to keep focused and stay on track.
Here are a couple scripture verses that complement these thoughts.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. ... Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured