I like to watch people. Once I saw a guy walking tall and erect, and I told a friend who was standing close by, “He looks like he was in the military.”

My friend wasn’t so sure, so he asked, “What makes you think that?”

I said, “Because of the way he’s walking.” The man had a distinctiveness about his gait that set him apart. He had an aura of quiet confidence about him.

Christians should be known by the way they walk. People who see us should see our confidence in Christ, joy, and peace. This has a lot to do with where we direct our eyes. If we focus on what is behind us, then we will walk backwards. If we concentrate on what is around us, then we won’t be walking straight. But if we gaze upon Jesus Christ, then we will boldly advance forward.

How have you been walking, Christian? When someone talks to you at the grocery store, can they discern something different about your appearance and conversation? This doesn’t happen by accident. If the gaze of your soul is upon the Lord, you will blaze a trail that others can follow towards Him. Be a trailblazer, not a stargazer, today.

You must be careful how you walk, and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. — General Robert E. Lee

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.