Complete the task!
That is what I love to do. If a job stands before me, I want to get it done. I want to process through it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Unfortunately, sometimes quick and efficient means something gets missed.
Think about it this way.
You have been assigned a specific task by your boss. It is a big job, requiring all of your focus and attention. So, you shut everything out and dive in. You work hard and long, and the end results are solid.
Then you open your e-mail.
Halfway into the day, a message came in changing the dynamics of the task. Suddenly you realize that much of the energy and effort you put into the project was unessential. Your work was wasted.
The Spiritual Impact
Now, let’s apply that to our spiritual lives. How often do block everything out while we strive to accomplish a God-given task.
And when I say everything, I mean everything. Even God’s “input” along the way.
God has this interesting way of giving us partial instructions and information. He does not intend for us to go off and do on our own. Yet we so often take those partial instructions and dive right in, never considering that there might be more to come.
A Different Focus
I know we need to stay focused. But we face a problem because we misplace our focus. We look at the task. At the job. At the process. We forget to keep our focus on the initiator instead. When more information comes in, we miss it, all because we have not been diligent to keep our eyes on the one who gave us the task.
What are you in the middle of this week? Whatever it is, look up! Get your eyes off the details and put them instead on the Author of it all. Be open to His continued guidance and instruction. The end results will be worth the shift!