Sunday, May 16, 2010

Staying Focused in the Christian Life

The challenge in the Christian life is how do you stay focused on Jesus Christ while living in a world that tries everything in its power to pull you away from the things of God?

The cry of the world is this:
  • “If it feels good…do it”
  • “Look out for #1”
  • “It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby” 

To stay on track with Jesus you must develop the discipline to FOCUS!
Hebrews 12:1-2
, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith………..

Every athlete dreams of being in “the zone”.  The "zone" is where total concentration ends in awesome results!  Our goal is to be in the zone spiritually!
  • How’s your prayer life? 
  • Spending time in the Word? 
  • Staying accountable to someone?

How do you stay focused spiritually?  How do you stay on track?  How do you “not screw up”?  Well I believe there are three things you must do if you are to ever stay focused in the Christian life.

Psalm 119:11 (NIV)
"I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you."

Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
"As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another."

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."

Remember, the Christian life is not a sprint!  It's a marathon with high hurdles!  To make it in the Christian life, you have to keep your eyes on Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith!  Many Christians start out strong, but very few finish strong.  It's all about your focus!  No matter what you may go through, make a commitment that you will keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Only by doing that will you ever safely make it to the finish line!

How's Your Focus Today?

When I Think About the Lord!

1 comment:

  1. The Christian life is not about how you start but how you finish! I started the Christian life like Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. My goal is to finish strong. That doesn't mean you won't have trials, or get tired, but that you will continue to trust the Lord all the way through.