“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.”
In aviation, flying in circles isn’t a standard. When we have to circle an airport to land it means traffic, weather or something out of the ordinary. SpaceX’s launch of their Starship rocket ended up exploding but not after making multiple circles in the air as it didn’t receive the self-destruction command. Ironically, they are now thinking that this malfunction might have been caused by debris that did damage to the rocket from the launchpad. This made me think that many of the times that we feel like we are flying (or running) in circles is because we didn’t get something right at the beginning. The unintended consequences of what happens at the launch of anything could get us in a place and a state where we don’t want to be. It’s a good reminder for all of us to take the extra time in planning and preparing to see if we can’t see a straight line through to success.
God doesn’t want us to run (or fly) in circles. He gives us a direct and straight line to Him. But, why does it many times feel like we could be going in circles with our faith? I would say that it is when we get distracted or lose the sight of where we should be going that we can end up finding our way back to where we started and that can happen over and over again if we are not careful. The answer is if we truly we follow his Words to fix our gaze on Him then we can progress forward in our lives without the worry of ending up going in circles.
Proverbs 4:25 (New Living Translation)