Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stay Focused

One of Satan’s favorite employees is the switch man.  He likes nothing better than to sidetrack one of God’s express trains sent on some blessed mission and filled with the fire of a holy purpose.
Something will come up in the pathway of the earnest man to attract his attention and occupy his strength and thought.  Sometimes it is a little irritation or provocation.  Sometimes it is some petty grievance he stops to pursue or adjust.  Sometimes it is somebody else’s business in which he becomes interested, and he feels bound to rectify.
Before he knows it, he is absorbed in many distracting cares and interests that turn him aside from the great purpose of his life.
Perhaps he does not do much harm, but he has missed his connection. He has left the main line.   Let all these things alone.  Let grievances come and go, but press forward steadily and irresistibly, crying as you speed toward the goal, This one thing I do!
[A. B. Simpson]
Philippians 3:13-14 ... Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 12:1-2 ... Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Proverbs 4:25 ... Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.