Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's Your Focus on?

There once was a young boy just learning to use a plow.  He was trying really hard to plow in a straight line, but couldn't get it right.  He went to his Father for advice.  His father told him, "Just keep your eye focused on something on the horizon, then you'll go straight."  That's some pretty sound advice if I'd say so myself.  After an hour or so, the Father goes to check on the boy only to find that boy had done everything except plow in a straight line.  The lines were criss crossed, zig zagged, and loop de looped.  He asked his boy what had happened.  The boy responded with, "The cow kept moving."

Many things in life are constantly changing.  Standards have drastically changed.  We need to get our focus off of the cow that keeps moving on the horizon and focus on something that is constant and immovable.  But how can we know what or who to base our standards on?

When Christ was on the Earth, he not only taught us how to live, he showed us as well.  Hebrews 13:8 states, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever."  His standards are set and they will never change.  He has already set the bar from the beginning of time.  It's our job to put our focus on the immovable object on the horizon.  When we do, we will no longer be "like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed," but we will know exactly where we're headed (James 1:6).

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