Just One Thing
Do you ever have so many irons in the fire you can’t get any one thing done? Pretty easy to do this time of year, right? There are school programs to attend, guests to entertain, goodies to bake, gifts to buy, and places to go. We end up saying “yes” to so many people and activities, that we lose our bearing and focus on what this time of year is all about. That’s when we need to go back to the Word and read what Paul wrote:
“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
(Philippians 3:13, 14 ESV)
We have a tremendous window of opportunity to invite our friends and family and to speak about church and spiritual things. Do not allow the business of the holiday to distract you from that which God has called you to.
For Paul it was not “these 40 things I dabble in” but rather “this one thing I do.” How is it with you? What matters most is not the things that we have already achieved but the things that are still waiting to be achieved. The great revivalist Marion McKee used to say, “Keep pressing on! Keep pressing on to that land of full blessing and salvation!” There is a goal to attain, there is a goal to win, and there is an upward call to answer to. That call comes from God. Can you hear His call? Respond magnificently to that awesome call today!