41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed.[f] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Focusing on What’s Important
Throughout the Bible we find plenty of scripture telling us what we need to focus on. It’s very clear that if we focus on the right things we’ll have everything we need (Matthew 6:33), we’ll bear fruit John 15:7, we’ll have success (Joshua 1:8), and God will redeem our time (Eph. 5:15-17), I could go on and on. So how do we figure out what to focus on? It’s simple:
The Answer to 1,001 Questions – Keith Moore always says that the answer to 1,001 questions is simply: “Be Led”. We need to be led by God in everything we do. The truth is that if we’re being led by anything or anyone other than God – we’ll be wasting time.
Realize Everything You Do, Everywhere You Go, Everything You Say can Be on Purpose: I Cor. 9:26 says, “I run every step with purpose”. God wants to direct your steps in every area of your life. Make sure you spend time each day asking Him to show you what He wants to you to do that day.
If You Don’t Choose How You’ll Spend Your Time Others Will: Carl Sandburg said it best, “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
If We Focus on The Kingdom, We’ll Have all the Time we Need: Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God . . . and ALL these things will be added to you.” ONCE OUR TIME BECOMES IMPORTANT TO HIM, HE’LL FREE UP OUR TIME TO DO MORE IMPORTANT THINGS FOR THE KINGDOM as well as things we enjoy.
The Only Way to be Successful in All You Do – Joshua 1:8 says that we need to meditate on the Word of God day and night and ONLY THEN will we be successful in all we do. Notice it didn’t say meditating on all of the subjects of the world, peoples blog posts, peoples books, etc., but on the Word of God!
The bottom line is that if your focus all of your energy (all your heart, soul, and mind) on God then you’ll always be focusing on what’s important, you’ll accomplish more than you could imagine, you’ll be doing what God called you to do, you’ll always be at the right place at the right time, you’ll avoid a ton of trouble and pain in your life, and I can guarantee you that you’ll be changing other peoples lives.
Are you focusing on the right things?