Stay on Target

Linking up with Lisa-Jo again for Five Minute Friday.  Friday is a time when we “write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.”   You can join in the fun by clicking HERE.

Prompt:  FOCUS

Okay, so the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the word for today was this scene from Star Wars.

Then I refocused myself 😉 and wrote this:

I’ve been reading through the letters Paul wrote to all the churches.  So much of what he discusses and encourages the Body to do is to stay focused.  Don’t get led astray.  Don’t get sidetracked.  Don’t involve yourselves in petty arguments.

Focus.

This morning I read this:

“I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed. Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” (Galatians 1: 6-10)

Talk about a pep talk to “stay on target”.  Paul often gives the church a swift kick in the you know what.

And, this morning, I also read this post from Pete Wilson Scandalously Loving (Luke 15:1-2) where Pete says “I just wish we (the Church) would focus more on doing what Jesus did instead of arguing about what he said.”

Me too.

11 thoughts on “Stay on Target

  1. Denise Dilley

    Stay on target. Sometimes that is so much easier said than done. Especially in a world full of distractions. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus – that’s what I keep telling myself today!

    I haven’t read Pete’s post yet, but I listened to a message he gave on Sunday about reckless love – what it means to really do what Jesus and the early church did. When we focus on that, things in this world would have to be different.

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  2. Jessica W

    Hi Eileen, Great to meet you and your blog through 5 Minute Friday. Love this post about staying on target. And that Pete Wilson quote. . .good stuff. It’s so easy to get off target, especially when we get sidetracked by all of the noise. Thanks for the reminder!

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