I am easily sidetracked. For those who know me that is not some big, new revelation. In a world of social media and iPhones this is only magnified. I find myself in the middle of writing about my attention issue stopping to read a commentary on my phone about religious liberty. I could call it multitasking but, I can only pay attention to one thing at a time. There is no “multi” about it.
Many Christians are guilty of trying to multitask their faith. We want to add Jesus to our already too busy life. When this is the case we are easily choked out by the weeds and we can never bear fruit (Matthew 13). If we have truly made Jesus the Lord of our life, we did not just add Jesus, we replaced everything else in our life with Jesus. Jesus becomes our sole focus.
“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:15)
“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Luke 12:35-40)