I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony
of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For
I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1
Cor 2:1-2 (ESV)
Staying focused is never an easy thing
to do; and in a world of infinite choices at our finger tips, it has perhaps become
more difficult than ever. Never before have so many people been given so many choices with so many
options for using their precious time...or, been offered so many distractions
for wasting it.
The same is
true within the church as it is the rest of the world.
become distracted by politics. We become
distracted by philosophies...we become distracted by demographic studies, we
become distracted by money, and by the latest methods for attracting and
motivating people. We become distracted
when good social causes become our top priority, or when maintaining our
particular comfort zone becomes our main concern.
We are a people easily distracted.
awesome fact in the universe is that the God in whom we live and move and have
our being, has revealed Himself and reached out to us by becoming a
man....the man called Christ Jesus. As Paul
sat chained to Roman soldier, he wrote to his friends:
else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus
focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies
ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and
receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Phil
3:7, 13-14 (NLT)
Do you know Him? If you do, where is your life focused today?