A few weeks ago I heard a really powerful Sermon. The young Preacher's topic was Being Focused and he talked about the Lion. He said that although the Lion is not the fastest animal, not the biggest animal, nor the smartest animal in the jungle...he is considered the King of the Jungle because...He is Focused. Once the Lion has set his sights on something, there is little that will deter him from what is in his line of focus.
The young Preacher went on to say that...Satan does not want you Dead....He wants your Focus. He wants to cause confusion, stress. anger, jealousy, pride, gossip, complaining, worry....to interfere with your Focus on the Fruits of the SPIRIT. When we lose focus on these Spiritual Gifts, you lose focus on JESUS.
On a constant level, there is so much confusion and wickedness going on around us. Don't be fooled, it is all designed for us to loose sight of the Heavenly Creator---GOD. To loose sight of the Redeemer---JESUS. to loose sight of the comforter---The HOLY SPIRIT. However, with the Trinity, we have all the POWER we need to stay focused on the path of righteousness. The Journey is difficult, challenging, and sometimes brutal. But, just like the Lion, as he goes through rough terrain with impending dangers at every step, he will not lose focus of what is in his path of sight. What is in your line of Sight? Is it family issues, job concerns, illness, financials worries, or even the up coming election? Satan can and will use these very real life challenges to cause you to lose focus on the One that can help us through anything. Because we do not know the outcome of that which worries us, we attempt to take things into our own hands and when we do this....we are focused on ourselves and not on Jesus. This is just another deceptive devise Satan uses to keep our focus on any and everything except GOD the one who is in CONTROL any and everything.
JESUS is the reason for our being, the reason for our existence, the center of our Joy. He is the One who gives us the Gift of Eternal Life. Why would He not be the Life of our Focus?
Whether you believe it or not, it is Jesus at the finish line. When we cross over from this life to the next, who will be there to receive you? That depends on where lies your Focus.