In business, in sports, in relationships, in our lives, inaccurate focus can cause us to miss the mark.
It is no different in our relationship with God.
It is easy to focus our attention on our failures and imperfections and become weighed down with guilt and condemnation. The same can be said of focusing too much on our accomplishments, we become guilty of pride that leads to an attitude of superiority.
The apostle Paul understood this dilemma and addresses it with the example of his own life in Philippians 3
“ But whatever I used to count as my greatest accomplishments, I’ve written them off as a loss because of Jesus”
Paul goes on to say “ I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 1 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
If we spend too much time focusing on our failures or success we can miss the most important thing.
“Stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith! Hebrews 12:2