Sunday, November 11, 2007

Losing Focus

Colossians 3:1-2
"So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective."

Some days it is such a struggle to keep my focus on Christ. Some days I lose it totally. Then it's almost like I wake up and I realize that I'm doing exactly what this verse says...I'm walking with my eyes toward the ground and absorbed with what is right in front of me. I'm finding that one of Satan's biggest tools is to cause us to lose our focus within the Body of Christ. Yep, even at church (maybe sometimes especially at church) where we're surrounded by brothers and sisters in Christ and where we bring our human selves I think my guard is most let down. Not against my church community but against the war that is ever raging around us.

This particular verse came to my mind this morning. I've been struggling since Wed. Satan has been able to get my eyes off of Christ...I've lost my perspective....I've forgotten who my real enemy is. I also realized this morning that I totally failed to "put on my armor." Would any soldier ever think of going into battle without his weapons of defense? I did.

Our adversary is crouching around seeking who he can devour. He didn't devour me. He did, however, get me down.

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