Lately I’ve been distracted by spiritual-sounding posts advising Christian entrepreneurs to embrace concepts that I don’t believe fully reflect the Bible and the teachings of Jesus.  As I’ve been sorting through the feelings these posts stir in me, I’m grateful for the challenge to focus that I read in Proverbs today.

Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.

Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.

Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.

Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.

Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.

Proverbs 4:23-27

These verses call me to integrity in what I say, both verbally and in writing  –  including in my newsletters, as I blog, in my FB posts, etc.  Most importantly, this reminds me to focus on the unique business/ministry mission and vision I believe God has given me.  If I stay focused on that vision, and carefully but confidently take the next steps on the path God has made for me, I can leave evil in the dust.  Today, I appreciate this powerful reminder of how to shake off the dust.

As I share this, my hope is that you know the mission and vision to which God has uniquely called you. How do these verses in Proverbs relate to you and any distractions you are facing right now that keep you from carefully and confidently walking the path to which you are called?