I found this video to be intriguing. This video presents an idea that without a fixed point a person cannot walk straight. I especially found the bit about a man driving in a car blindfolded rather funny- I hope there were no stray cows in the field. Walking and driving in circles brings to mind Proverbs 26.11 which says: “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” How many times have we found ourselves walking in circles or eating our own vomit?
In all seriousness the fact that we need a fixed point to help us continue walking a straight path is significant. I believe it shows us one of the key reasons why Jesus needed to be human. His life serves as the fixed point we need to discover what God intends for our life.
I believe that Paul understood this when he said: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (I Corinthians 11.1). Paul helps others follow the life that Christ exemplified by asking them to follow him. Who do you follow? Is there a Paul in your life that helps you live the life that God desires? Do you need to be a Paul to someone you know?