It seems like the Lord has been reminding me lately to keep my focus - keep my eyes on the goal and watch out for distractions. 2 Timothy 4 has Paul giving his final charge to Timothy and mentioning his own life: I'm ready to go. I've finished the course. I've kept the faith. I was mentioning during Bible study that you can't finish a race without knowing where the finish line is. You can't effectively train toward a goal or say "I've reached that goal" without knowing what that goal is.
Pastor John talked this morning about Samson. He had a call on his life and tremendous potential, but his life was filled with distractions.
Hmm... next step: knowing what that goal is and identifying the distractions. I need to focus on the goal of knowing Him, but also on the call He's given me to serve at GFA.
Give me one pure and holy passion.
Give me one magnificent obsession.
Give me one glorious ambition for my life:
To know and follow hard after you.*