The Main Thing

“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

A simple glance back can cost a runner the race. A distraction by a cell phone can cause a driver to wreck and possibly cost lives. We all know the importance of staying focused. Yet when it comes to remaining as focused on the main thing, we tend to think we can handle the distractions. We try to fool ourselves by saying we’re multi-tasking. However Jesus is most pleased when we give Him our undivided attention.

Jesus is the main reason we live and we cannot be careful enough to keep Him in our full focus. The goal of life isn’t to become anything other than all He has created us to be. When we settle for our ideas of what life is about or even what others may want for us, we have taken a good thing and not the best. This life is filled with distractions and there is no shortage of options for how each moment could be used. The challenge for any Christ- follower is taking each option and opportunity and bringing it into subjection of Christ.

Years ago I heard someone say “the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”. In this case, the main thing isn’t a “thing” but a person: Jesus. The whole aim of life is to be pleasing to Jesus who loved and gave Himself for us. We must do as the old song says: “turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face and the things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace”.

What has your focus? Jesus or something less than the best!

How effective is multi-tasking for you?

What is your greatest temptation to you being completely focused on Jesus?

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