The most important goal you can have
October 2, 2012
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Any sprinting coach will tell you that when you’re running a race, don’t look anywhere but ahead. That’s because when you turn your head to the left or the right, it will inevitably cause your body to turn as well. And as anyone knows, running anything but a straight line will slow you down!
Yet many people today are running the race of life with their heads to the side. They worry about what others think of them. They focus on just keeping up with the people in the lane next to them. But in any race, the focus should always be on the goal, not the other competitors.
In the Christian life, we can’t allow the world’s distractions to take our focus off the goal. We have to keep our eyes on the prize: Jesus Christ. While the pressures of this world compete for our attention, we have to remember that what we’re living for is not in this world!
If you run the race looking at people, you’ll be disappointed. If you focus on the pressures of the world, you’ll be overwhelmed. But if you look at Jesus, you’ll never be dismayed. He’s the One to whom we look. Keep your eyes on Him.
IN THE RACE OF LIFE, KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS AND YOU’LL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED.
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