We don’t live in a world inclined toward focus. Focus is almost countercultural. We aren’t trained or prepared for it; contemporary culture barely facilitates paying attention much less helps us harness the power of focus. Not in this culture, not in the world that we work and play and live. We live in a world that tells us we should know something about everything. You should be a generalist, not a specialist.
The way I look at this is that the world wants us to be a flashlight that spreads light all around, it wants us to be broad. But what we should really be like is a focused beam. A focused light can see thought the darkness on down the road while a broad light just sees a few feet all around.
A broad light is focused on the wrong thing because it doesn’t see what’s ahead. We should all be like a focused light when it comes to our walk with God. Now that doesn’t mean we should be oblivious to what is around us, but we should see down the road. We should be able to know where we are going and not fumbling because we can only see what’s right around us.
My challenge today is to be focused more in our walk with God.