If We Fail to Focus, We Fail to Bear Fruit (Evening)
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
From 1993 to 2000, Nokia was a pioneer in communication technology. Finland’s made phone was one of the best sellers in the market. Along with the emergence of new competitors, Nokia’s triumph didn’t last long, and its sales dramatically declined. The biggest failure of Nokia is its reluctance to embrace new technologies. The company was too focused on answering short-term markets and refraining from drastic change. When android started to occupy the market, Nokia was nothing but a memory.
The mistake of Nokia could be a valuable lesson for all of us. Many people failed in making the right decision. They are too focused on tangible matters and occupied with common practices. Some hold back from developing and renewing technology to win the market competition, while others praise money and sacrifice strategic relationships for a small amount of money.
So is our relationship with God. Do not lose focus on our physical needs and neglect God’s will in our life. God wants us to be fruitful. We won’t be focused on fruit and become non-productive if we concentrate on wealth instead of on God. We don’t prioritize prayer, neglect our relationship with God, lose time to pray and read the Bible. We forget that we are the witness of God tasked to expand the Kingdom of God. Don’t be fooled by the world because everything will be added to us if we look for God’s Kingdom and its truth. Our time, effort, and struggle will not be taken for granted in God and will produce sweet fruits that please God.
People who FOCUS PURSUING WEALTH CANNOT FOCUS TO BE FRUITFUL and TO INCREASE THEIR PRODUCTIVITY.
1. What is the focus of your life?
2. What happened when you are focused on chasing wealth?
3. When you turn to have the right focus on God, what starts to fruit in your life?
“Father, forgive us for our loss of focus. Thank You for reminding us. Now we realize that wealth means nothing without Your protection. Help us, Father, to focus on Your will, to be fruitful, and to bring glory to Your name. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”