Today, April 15, 2019

Keeping Your Focus

Yesterday we discovered that God does have a purpose for each of our lives. Yet even once we discover our purpose, we must remain focused. Luke 4:42–44 says,

Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

I want you to notice that statement of Jesus, “For this purpose I have been sent.” Jesus knew His purpose. He said, “I must preach the kingdom.” But notice the people tried to distract Him from that purpose.

I am sure the people meant well, but they were trying to divert Jesus from His purpose. But Jesus knew His purpose; therefore, He did not stay.

People will innocently divert you from doing what God has called you to do. It is only when you know your purpose that you will not be sidetracked, and you will not be distracted from what you are supposed to do.

The apostle Paul knew his purpose. In fact, he said this in 1 Corinthians 9:26, “So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step” (The Living Bible). He was not about to get distracted from God’s purpose for his life.

Our lives are not to be aimless, but they are to have purpose and direction, and we are to stay focused on that purpose, running straight at that goal. Keep focused on the purpose for which God has created you.

Be able to say like Paul, “I am running straight to the goal with purpose in every step.”


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