Mat 6:33a “But seek you first the kingdom of God and its righteousness…”
Who am I focused on today!
Have you ever been hindered in your service for Jesus by your vision of a perceived lack of service in one of His children? You know, when you are so hung up with someone else and what they are not doing what you think they should be and that attitude keeps you from serving. Have you ever been so discouraged by the actions of another that your eyes and mind can go nowhere else? Or at least feel like they cannot.
This is an age old problem that has been with us since the first sins of mankind. Fortunately there is a solution and of course scripture offers us the answer. Isn’t it great how scripture offers the answer to all of our problems if we will but ask the Holy Spirit to teach us from His word?
Don’t allow your service to be limited, terminated or modified by the perceived lack of service or ineffectiveness of another person. Having a focus that pleases God can only happen when we change the reason we serve. Our focus must be on Jesus and never on those around us. We minister to those around us but we serve Jesus!
Listen as Jesus explained this to Peter and to Martha in two separate cases of wrong focus;
John 21:21-22 “So Peter seeing him (John) said to Jesus, ‘Lord, and what about this man?’ Jesus said unto him, ‘If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.'”
Luke 10:39-42 “And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.’ And Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.'”
The key to a right focus;
Heb 12:1 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…”
Have a great day and watch your focus. And no one else………………!
There is only One good place for it to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!