When lost in the desert or a thick forest terrains devoid of landmarks people tend to walk in circles. Blindfolded people show the same tendency; lacking external reference points, they curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in diameter, all the while believing they are walking in straight lines.
Scientists have put forward many explanations for the circular rambles of lost walkers. Some say that most people have one leg that’s longer or stronger than the other and over time, these differences add up to a curving course. Others say that asymmetries in our very brains set up a tendency to turn in one direction. Without a guiding light or landmark, these small biases would make their presence felt.
There is a lot to take away from this information. First, something that seems insignificant, one leg being shorter than the other, makes a huge difference when we need to walk straight. Second, a guiding light, a landmark is important when we need to get where we’re going.
Some perspective from The Message helps us to walk right so we can lead right.
“So be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don’t veer off to the right or the left. Walk straight down the road God commands so that you’ll have a good life and live a long time in the land that you’re about to possess.” Deuteronomy 5:32-33
“in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6
[ from a David Psalm 101 ] “I can’t stand arrogance. But I have my eye on salt-of-the-earth people— they’re the ones I want working with me; Men and women on the straight and narrow— these are the ones I want at my side.“
“Train me, God, to walk straight; then I’ll follow your true path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I’ll worship in joyful fear. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I’ve never kept secret what you’re up to. You’ve always been great toward me—what love!” Psalm 86:11-17
The Bible, God’s word, provides the instruction, the perspective we need to do right. To walk straight. To walk in the light, not darkness. If we walk in the light our light will shine. Take a look at this, it’s less than a minute.
Let your light shine!
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Who ever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
David Marshall Kealy
David M. Kealy
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