My wife grows more and more concerned with my driving. She claims I don't pay attention. Maybe she's right at times. (Please don't tell her) See, sometimes I tend to focus up close on the windshield. Often I'm distracted by a bug that didn't seem to make it up and over my car. You know, the “bet he doesn't have the guts to do that again scenario.” Sometimes I focus on some interesting building or animal way off in the distance. Every so often I’ll even get distracted with what is in my rearview mirror. Whenever any of this happens for long, I put myself in danger because I lose focus and perspective on what is most important, the 100 feet or so right in front of the car.
In life it is important to focus on the 100 feet in front of you with your long-term and eternal destination always in mind. Don't look too closely at the little insignificant windshield spots, the temporal things that frustrate and distract you, and don’t look in the rear view mirror at past mistakes or accomplishments either. Finally, don't focus too far ahead in a way that can cause worry or distraction. Focus instead on the things you know God wants you to accomplish today or this week. Set your priorities for today, make your list, be disciplined and drive ahead one day at a time undistracted by a loss of focus. Accomplish the tasks and build relationships that have the most impact on your destination - your purpose, your goals and eternity. Drive ahead safely with focus.