Keep Focused This Year
All of the technology that we have today makes life too easy. Just about everything is automatic so you don’t have to think through things to get things done. About the only exercise that we get today is with our thumb and forefinger. The phone has speed-dial; the microwave has one-touch buttons. The stereo and TV don’t have knobs anymore they have remotes. It won’t be long before you won’t even be able to get a film camera, and a manual focus camera is an antique. Therefore we don’t have to think about staying focused on the subject. We can very easily get focused on the background or foreground of the picture of our life and lose focus on the Subject.
It is easy to get weary or fearful or depressed if you allow the devil to get your attention on the world or the flesh and don’t stay focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. If you focus on yourself and your selfish needs and desires you are going to be disappointed and disillusioned with life when you realize the earth, sun and moon don’t revolve around you. Pastor Seely used to say; “A person wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.”
(Heb 12:1)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, 2) 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. 3) For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Life is not all about you or the economy or government or society. The object that we focus upon must be Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God. If He is illuminated enough and interesting enough and inviting enough He will always be the center of your life photo.