Today as I ventured out into the park over my lunch hour, I realized that I’d been looking down at the ground most of the time as I walked. I’d been thinking about a number of different things, and at the same time, was trying to avoid tripping on a stick, stepping in a hole, or whatever. But then I realized how much I was missing by doing that. When I looked up, I was left in awe at the beauty of fall surrounding me.
It can be that way in our lives too. Sometimes we can become so cautious about the decisions we’re making, we miss opportunities to see the beauty of the world around us. I’m not saying that we should be reckless about what we do. If we spend all our time scrutinizing our actions, it is true that we might stumble a few less times, but how much will we miss by doing that?
Besides, for those of us who belong to Christ, we have a Helper who walks with us to let us know when we’re about to take the wrong step. And for the times when we do trip, He covers us with His Grace.