Your Focus, Fixation = Priorities, Direction, Lord (cf. Romans 8:6-8)
Healthy Focus = life full of Him, His truth, life (cf. Galatians 5:19-24)
Other Focus = life full of error, self-absorption, sin; deep darkness
Fight Spiritual ADD. “Eyes on the prize”—HIM! “. . . we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18 –ESV; cf. Colossians 3:1-3; Hebrews 12:1, 2)
>Pick Your Master and Serve Him! (vs. 24; 7:21-29)
No neutral ground: love/hate. Idolatry or obedience (Joshua 24:14-15)
He rightfully desires our top allegiance; justly jealous (Psalm 1)
Believers: Quit Trying to Have it Both Ways!
* Pick sides! It leads to life, freedom, or darkness, slavery. (Romans 8:6-8)
* Where’s your loot? Where ya looking? Who’s your Lord? (Joshua 24:14-15)
* Invest in His Realm, focus on His priorities: it directs, protects your heart.
* Soberly consider this diagnostic question from Jesus: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things I say?” (Luke 6:46)
“. . . let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith . . . For consider him who endured such hostility from sinners against himself, so that you won’t grow weary and give up.” (Hebrews 12:1-3 –CSB)