Mason and Maddox have been playing machine pitch baseball this fall, which has been a big step up from tee-ball. There is one thing that I keep telling the boys every time they go to the plate to bat and that is ‘Keep your eye on the ball!’ In order to hit the ball you have to first see the ball; you have to stay focused at all times.
I think the same could be said about our faith, in order to ‘hit the ball’ we have to stay focused. It is so easy for us to get distracted in life. We are all so busy, and we have so many things that are constantly pulling for our attention; that if we aren’t careful we will forget that we are in the ‘batter’s box’ and we have work to do.
Jesus reminds us in Luke 19:10 that we need to stay focused: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” This point is further acknowledged in Luke 15 when Jesus tells the Parable of the “Lost Sheep”, the “Lost Coin”, and the “Lost Son;” in each of these instances the point is made that Lord is seeking to save that which was lost, and when a lost person is found there is JOY in heaven. Luke 15:7 “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
I wonder if it could be that we have gotten distracted by the things of the world and we have forgotten that our purpose is to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Take the blinders off this morning, and realize what your purpose is. Don’t allow satan to distract you with the meaningless things in life, but let the Lord lead you and guide you to a life that will make an eternal difference for His Kingdom.