“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4 KJV)
A busy schedule does not equate to efficiency. Sometimes Satan can get us busy with trivial things. You will do yourself a lot of good if you reflect on your day’s activities every night before you sleep. I have found this very helpful. David ensured that the demands of his kingship and leadership in Israel did not take away the most important desire-seeking God daily. We can be so engrossed in activities that we lose touch with the most important ones. A little accomplishment has taken away the quiet time of some Christians. Their fresh hunger for God began to disappear the moment they had success in their pursuits.
Why are you serving God? When the purpose of service is for material things, God does not take pleasure in such services.
We can learn better from our role model-Jesus Christ. He focused like a laser on what the Father wanted him to do. When light is defused, it has no power at all. But the light that’s focused has enormous power. Take the sun as an example. On its own, the light won’t harm grass. But if you focus its light with a magnifying glass, you can burn that grass.
Focus light even more; it becomes a laser and can cut through steel and kill cancer. If you want your life to matter, focus on it.
Jesus showed us this in Luke 9:51: “As the time drew near for his return to heaven, he moved steadily onward toward Jerusalem with an iron will” (TLB).
Jerusalem was where the cross was. Jesus knew that was where God wanted him. Nothing would keep him from it. You have enormous spiritual power that will only be unlocked if you decide what’s most important to you. You can focus on either what will last for eternity or what is temporary. It’s your choice. Paul says in 1 Cor. 10:23, “we are allowed to do anything,’ so they say. That is true, but not everything is good. “we are allowed to do anything”- but not everything is helpful” (GNT).
You’re free to do anything, but not everything will be helpful. If you don’t concentrate your life on what matters most, you’ll stress yourself out over what matters least.