Some passages on focus for me today…
Luke 9:51 – When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, He set his face to go to Jerusalem.
Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Colossians 3:2 -Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Proverbs 4:25 – Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
I’m not of the mindset that I must over-spiritualize everything I plan to do today and find the “things above” in each thing. That’s a chore fit for a monk not dealing with marketing, bookkeeping, and writing code to tell a computer to jump through hoops. What I can do, though, is know that I was put here to serve, to honor, and to bless God and His creation. That means doing my best. That means finding and stepping into opportunities to help others – some who pay me with nice checks, and some who may never even know my name.
Focus is right there waiting for me to take it. Yesterday I wrote down burdens I couldn’t carry, today I wrote down how the Lord picked those up and carried them all the way down the road IN STYLE yesterday.
Blessed be the name of the Lord. S.D.G.