Thursday, May 20, 2010

One Thing And One Thing Only

A farmer had been hunting all day. When he returned home that night, his dog was so tired that he could barely crawl up the steps and onto the porch.

“What’s wrong?” asked his wife.

“We only covered ten miles as the crow flies,” replied the farmer. “But every time a butterfly appeared, he chased it. Every time a dog barked, he ran after it. He probably ran fifty miles to the ten I walked. It wasn’t the trip that got him. It was his chasing after things he could never catch that wore him out.”

Paul reminds us to have a single focus in life. He said, “This one thing I do…forgetting what is behind, I reach for the things which are in front of me.”

God has a special purpose for each of us even as He did for Paul. Paul reminds us to view life as a race and strive for the finish line. We are to live a purposeful life as he did by committing our lives to the Lord to do His work in His world every day.

Prayer: Father, so often I find myself living a life without purpose or direction. It is so easy to wander aimlessly and drift carelessly unless I seek Your will in Your Word. Help me to reach for the prize You have for me in Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Philippians 3:7-11

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