The One Thing

Do you ever feel unmotivated?  Do you ever struggle to get out of bed in the morning?  Usually when I feel this way it's because there is no compelling force or vision inside my soul that is energizing movement.  When I haven't set my mind on something captivating, it wanders all over the place and, as a result, I meander ineffectively through my day. 

Here are a couple of passionate guys from the Bible, Paul and David, that were lazer-focused in their motivation and mindset:

'13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.' - Paul

'4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.' - David

Both of them had 'one thing' that dominated their minds, thus energizing them in all they did.  They both clearly wanted more and more of God's presence.  It wasn't enough to just reflect on the past but they craved a fresh encounter, today!  Right before this statement, Paul talks about how the greatest ambition in life is to 'know Jesus' and the power of His resurrection and His suffering. 

So seek God today.  Read His Word.  Cry out to Him in prayer.  Hear the gospel today through podcasts, tweets, and books.  Come together with other believers and share what the Lord is doing and encourage one another.  Look for Him expectantly in creation, in conversations.  Jesus said if we seek we will find.  If we ask we will receive.  If we knock the door will be opened to us.  So let's grab a hold of this one dominating thought and allow it to drive out all the other inferior thoughts.  Let's allow God's vision and motivation to bring clarity and energy and motivation to our wandering path today.

in Christ,

Brian