Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Losing Focus

And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? Acts 1:10

In this passage of scripture Jesus had just given the disciples the great commission. After Jesus had ascended out of sight, you can picture them standing there with their eyes peering into heaven. It was now time to move, but they were still standing there looking into the clouds. What this passage of scripture shows us, is that we can be looking in the right direction one minute and the next, realize we have lost focus.

Where are you right now? You know the Lord, but are you still seeking Him. We can never know him enough to stop seeking Him. The minute we stop going to Him daily, we find ourselves sitting still spiritually, looking in the wrong direction. God may have led you into some venture, to mold you and to use you, but if you stop seeking him daily, you may find yourself in the wrong place because you were not looking to Him when it was time to move on.

Praise God that He sends us men in white apparel to shake us from our daydreams. May this reading serve as such if you have stopped seeking Him. There are several practical signs that can be an indication that a Christian has lost focus. If you have time to read the newspaper and no time for scripture, you may have lost focus. If you have time to sing along with secular songs and no time to sing praises to our Lord, you may have lost focus. If there is time for TV and no time for prayer, or if you can consume your day with your work and have no time for Him, it’s time to refocus.

Going back to the scripture at hand, what happened after the disciples regained their focus? They started praying in one accord, which lead to Pentecost! Seek Him daily, and be prepared for a great work of God in your life and the lives of those around you, for if we call to Him, He will answer us and show us great and mighty things which we do not know.

-Doug Eaton-


At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 3:58:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

Nice challenge.


At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

It is so easy to take our eyes off HIm...actually even to let our gaze slip ever so slightly...we are distracted not only by the things of this world but even by things in the church..projects, works, ministry, goals...so easy to slip. Even Christ had to remain focused to get thorugh His time on earth..."who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,"
Good post.

At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 1:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great exhortation, and encouragement to all who will read.
Thanks Doug.
Bro. Tim A. Blankenship

At Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:36:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

Good job, Doug.


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