Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Focus.

I seek you with all my heart;do not let me stray from your commands  -Psalm 119:10


I love this story - you may have read it before, but it so beautifully  illustrates  the need to keep our eyes   on Jesus.

Walking through  freshly  fallen snow , a father wanted to teach his son a key lesson in life. He said,"Son, I'm going to walk to that tree about 50 feet ahead in a perfectly  straight   line. Then I want you to do same."

The father walked   to the tree. He turned to look at his son and they both observed  the  perfectly  straight  tracks  in the snow. Not wanting  to fail the test, the son looked at his father and began  to walk. He looked down at his steps and veered to the left. He looked up and corrected   his course .He looked down again ,. He veered to the right and had to correct   his course once more. Arriving at the tree,his tracks told the story of his failure.
His father explained , "Son as long as you focused  on me your tracks were straight . The moment   you took your eyes off  me,you got  off track. The key is keeping   your eyes  on the goal . "
 So it is  in life . There is one primary goal  and if it becomes the heart and focus of your life it will be the key to eternal  success .  That goal is following   the Lord. If we are to have a strong walk with Christ  Jesus ,  we have to look to Him as the pioneer  and perfecter  of our faith. When  we are lured in by the weight and Sin of the world which clings so closely ,  we take our eyes off of Him.
But when we keep our eyes on Him , He will keep us right on track to where we need to go.
#focus  #stay #lookingup