Updated: May 19
I know I am guilty of this as much as anyone else out there in today’s modern world. Most people, self-included, believe we are good at multitasking. Now, there are some tasks that I can do within multiple tasking that are usually centered on work. However, we think we can text, talk on the phone, and drive at the same time. I believe this has led to a 30 year high in pedestrian fatalities in America. This delusion that we can do all these things simultaneously has really made it much more dangerous to cross the street. The lesson here can cross over into many areas of our life. WE NEED TO FOCUS ON WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT!!!
We have talked about the trials and distractions that David faced in the Psalms. That is what trials tend to do, distract us. We hustle to put out this fire and that fire and try to anticipate the next one so we are always on guard. David declares the only thing necessary in Psalm 27: 4 is that the “one thing I ask from the Lord, and this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” He desires intimacy with the Father. He longs to be in God’s presence where he knows there are safety, protection, and joy. If we venture to do this same thing, then the distraction of trials will go away and we can focus in being in God’s presence.
In the presence of God we can meet our trials with the proper perspective. There is no person or situation or thing we need to fear when God is with us. God hears our cries for help. David says to ..”be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27: 14
When teaching me to hit in baseball, my dad exhorted me to “keep my eye on the ball.” That goes for a lot of sports where focus is needed. Keep your eye on what is important. In our relationship with God, we need to keep our eyes on HIM. That is where we go off the rail and the script is when we take our eyes off of Him.
Remember when Peter gets out of the boat to walk to Jesus on the water. He was doing pretty well as long as he focused on Jesus and on that task. However, when “he saw the wind” and becomes distracted he started to sink. MATT. 14: 29-30
We focus on the wrong thing. We focus on the difficulties and not Jesus. We will start to sink.
KEEP OUR EYES ON THE BALL. KEEP OUR EYES ON GOD.
“Focus on God, not the problem….Focus on God, not your uncertainties…Focus on God, not on our own devices….Make Your Relationship with God, your primary focus and all else falls into place beautifully.”