“Bring It Back!”
By Zach Wood
1 Chronicles 16:8-11
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”
My favorite part of this passage is the last sentence where we are encouraged to look to the Lord and His strength and to seek Him always. “Always” is a hard thing to do. We know we are to always follow Him and let Him lead our lives, but it’s often hard to stay focused. We have the best intentions to do what He commands for us to do and we desire to serve Him, but it’s often hard to follow through and always be obedient.
We deal with so many distractions in life and things that grab our attention away from where we should be. Ever heard this phrase, “Bring it back!”? I’ve heard this phrase used in various situations, usually a trainer or someone else in charge trying to get the attention of an individual or group of people. It’s easy for most people to start out strong in whatever task they take on. What’s really hard is to stay focused and diligent with what’s at hand.
There’s no human being on this planet that hasn’t dealt with distractions in life. If you haven’t, sorry but you’re not human. We all struggle with keeping our attention and mind set on goals. We try, but often we become distracted. We often do this in our walk with God. Maybe some days or weeks we start out strong and are determined to stay focused and not get off track. However, somehow, we lose our focus and steer off the course from where God wants us. We’re giving Him praises and we’re sharing His love with others, but then other things take our attention away from that and from Him and we get really sidetracked.
We must remember the enemy, Satan, is very good at distracting us. In fact, he’s a pro at it! When we become distracted and start following the ways of this world instead of Him, we must bring it back! We’ve got to bring our focus back to looking at Him. When we stay determined to seek His face, we keep our focus on Him. When we get off course, we must bring it back!
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