I learned a simple but powerful object lesson at my free boxing class last week.

When squatting, you want to keep your back straight to minimize strain and maximize the use of the target muscles.  But it’s easy to round the back, especially when you’re tired.  The former Army drill sergeant instructed us how to avoid this, however: “Look up, and your back will automatically straighten.”

When we keep our eyes on God, rather than on the mess around or inside us, it becomes (a little) easier to stand up straight.

Proverbs 4:25 – Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.


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