Focus. How many times a day do we have to tell our kids to focus on the task in front of them? I used to get in trouble as a kid for not being able to focus in elementary school. It turns out I was just bored! Once the teachers figured this out, they gave me more engaging activities and more challenging work. Even today, we jump from task to task or meeting to meeting while productivity continues to decrease. We have “full focus planners” and focus coaches and a whole host of other gimmicks, all designed to bring focus and clarity to our lives. While I am not knocking those (I utilize a daily planner/taskmaster and have consulted coaches/mentors), the Bible encourages us to narrow our focus to one thing: Jesus Christ. Are your activities encouraging people to look to Christ? Is your calendar centered around your achievements or spreading the good news of Jesus? Yes, we must attend to the mundane, but even then, we can do all things to the glory of Christ. Paul’s focus was on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Everything else took a backseat. Don’t be distracted by the things of this world. As the hymn says: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full into His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!
Philippians 3:13: “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…”
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