Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Adjusting our Focus
'One thing I do' is focus. '40 things I dabble in' - now that's most of us. The centre of Paul's focus was God's calling on his life. He kept asking himself 'why has God taken hold of me?' He ran the race of faith and service with this goal constantly in view. Nothing else mattered as much. Education, upbringing, tradition, religious duty and trying to please others were all regarded as rubbish in order that he might discover his real purpose and pursue it with all his heart.
Here is Paul again 'I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us.' (The Message)