One day I had a great idea. At least that was my opinion.  

Even as the Holy Spirit whispered into my heart, that he did not shared my point of view, I stuck with it.


So, I took all my money and bought a beautiful motorcycle; a purple Triumph Street Triple with yellow stickers. And in a very short time I owned also a helmet, boots, protection clothes and whatever goes with it.

During driving lessons the teacher repeatet one thing incessantely: "You drive wherever you are looking!"


And indeed it was true. If I looked off to the left or right on a turn, I quickly found myself either there or in the oncoming lane. Even today, I am deeply grateful for all the guardian angels who watched over me during that time.


To be more precise, this non-controversial principle in bikers scene is not a reinvention of the wheel.


Let me take you nearly 2000 years back in history. There we see, even Jesus teached this principle, but in different ways.


Peter experiecend himself one of these examples after the Feeding of the Five Thousand.  You find the story to that in Matthew 14, 22-33 (see also Mark 6,30-44 / Luke 9, 10-17 / John 6, 1-13). If you do not yet know this story I suggest you to read it in your Bible! It will take only two minutes.


There is a part I would like to highlight. I quote from Matthew 14,30 (NKJV):


But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"


As Peter asked Jesus to call him to the water as well, he focused his eyes on Jesus.


Even when he began to walk and - I guess - had already taken a few steps, his eyes were fixed on Jesus.

Then, however, he turned his look away, towards the strong wind. Still in the same moment he began to sink.


Here's  the thing: If we look at the storm, the same thing happens to us as happened to Mowgli in the Jungle Book when he looked the snake in the eye.


However, as long as we keep our eyes on Jesus, the strongest storm can rage around us, it will not harm us!

  • Have you ever wondered why so many motivational trainings advise you to have a goal in mind?


  • Have you ever wondered why they say it's important to have the goal firmly in mind, because that's the only way to achieve it?


  • What is your focus right now?