“I love single-mindedness. I love to see an entire life devoted to one great thing. To me it is beautiful when a human soul, instead of flitting from one interest to another, sets a course of life and stays on it till the end.”
That is the way John Piper described Paul in his new book, Why I love the Apostle Paul, (page 27). In fact, Paul reflects the same feelings when he spoke to the Ephesian elder; “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).
John Piper continued by saying, “it’s better to lose your life than to waste it.” I am deeply saddened when Christians tell me they have not figured out what to do with their life. First and most important, Jesus said “follow me” which is repeated about 24 times in the gospels. In fact, Jesus puts it in very strong terms when he says, “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). Jesus wanted single-minded people to be His disciples.
This does not mean that normal responsibilities are not properly cared for. If we allow the authority of ALL Scripture to govern our lives, everything will be in proper balance and given the attention God intended. To be out of spiritual balance means that there is something we are doing that is not the will of God and needs to be brought into alignment with His Word.
Is your focus on ONE THING? Read Luke 10:38-42 and then answer this question.
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