With all of the craziness of life it’s easy to get sidetracked and wind up in a place that isn’t where you intended to go. Today’s devotional by Max Lucado, reposted from maxlucado.com, sympathizes with our all too human failing in this area. It doesn’t stop there, though, it shows the way to get our lives back on track. It’s not easy, but it’s not too late to get back where we really want to be.
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When Denalyn and I travel together, she wants to drive. It’s not that she loves the steering wheel, it’s just that she loves to stay on track. My mind tends to wander. My thoughts tend to stray. I may be on a highway, but mentally, I’m in a distant land. Consequently, I miss exits, forget to turn, or stray off course. More than once she has dozed off only to awaken in a strange location. The ensuing conversation goes like this: read more
Pretty much everyone has heard the joke about the guy with ADD. He’s saying he’s not suffering from ADD and mid sentence he starts talking about the squirrel he saw. Obviously we are not all afflicted with ADD, but the issue of getting sidetracked by distractions that come into our lives is something all of us are prone to if we don’t remain focused on the tasks at hand. Today’s devotional, reposted from Faithgateway, encourages us to stay focused and mindful so that we can accomplish what God has for us to do.
‘My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.’ — John 4:34
Distractions. We all face them on a daily basis. Whether they’re relatively harmless or destructive, God wants us to resist them and keep the main thing the main thing — fulfilling our purpose.
None of us wants to live a life where we can say we have done many things but not the one thing God assigned us.
We want to cultivate a habit of focus, and the motivation that comes from a clear vision. We want the grit to complete our task, and the guts to say no when we need to. Extraordinary accomplishments in the kingdom of God are rarely happenstance. They result from our daily choices and everyday actions. But we must decide to be single-minded and focused on the task He’s given us. I cringe to think of the great works for God that were never finished because people grew distracted from their purpose.
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