Have you ever felt like your life is scattered, as if you’re going in ten different directions at once? Do you ever wish your life was more focused?
If there’s one key lesson we can learn from the apostle Paul, it’s the value of discipline. All his energies were passionately channeled in one direction—toward winning a “crown that will last forever” (I Corinthians 9:25 NIV). Many people chase after earthly prizes and crowns that won’t last, but Paul pursued an eternal prize. He wanted to know Christ, the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings (Philippians 3:10). And he counted everything else but loss (3:3-7).
What’s motivating you? Is Christ truly first in your life? When He is, you’ll definitely be focused!
God, I want to be passionate, focused, and directed. Alert me today if I start going in several directions at once. Bring all my responsibilities together into a unified life of following You. Amen.