I find it amazing how easily we are distracted. We live in a world full of distractions. We used to say things like, “If I didn’t have to answer the phone (Which was a land-line) and check the mail (Which meant the stuff delivered by the postal carrier) then I’d have more time to focus on my work.” Now, we have added cell phones which delivers calls, texts, and emails. Then we have set our computers to alert us when we receive email. Our cars are no longer sanctuaries because of cell phones and since we have Bluetooth connectitbility. Everything screams for immediate attention. Availability is assumed and please don’t disappoint.
All the while, Jesus, waits patiently. Oh, He sends reminders that He wants to spend time with us. They’re sometimes huge, amazing, and glorious. Sometimes subtle and quiet. Rarely invasive. Rarely anything like your personalized ringer that has a specific ring set to let you know the boss, best friend, or spouse is calling.
As important as any of those or other relationships may be, His is our most important. It’s in being focused on His voice that we can receive the best and clearest way forward. Jesus was charged with the most important task ever, the salvation of the world. He had much to do to prepare the people around Him for His accomplishing that task. But, His practice was spend time with God the Father every day. We see in Mark 1:35 that Jesus’ practice was to “…went off to a solitary place…”, to have a conversation with God.
Hebrews 12:2 gives us some great advice, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…” Fix! Focus. Don’t be distracted.