This world has become one multitask opportunity after another, making focusing difficult. As we are beginning to hear something, someone else is holding up some other shiny object. With so much noise and so many voices vying for our attention, how do we focus on what’s truly important? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Prov 1:7) The fool takes their own path, and believes they know best; the wise look to Jesus.
Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” (Rev 22:13) He is the author (who created language so that we can understand) and finisher of our faith (Heb 12:2). So instead of listening to the deafening noise that seeks our attention, maybe it’s time to “Cease striving and know that He is God” (Ps 46:10); to be still and know that He is Lord, and to listen for His still small voice (1 Kings 19:12). If we learn to tune out the noise of worldliness and to “fix our eyes on Jesus”, who knows the path that’s right for us, we can “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us” and “run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb 12:1-2). Where will you look for help today?