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Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

With the growth in our business, it has become increasingly difficult to maintaining my focus. At times it seems like I’m being pulled in 6 different directions all at once. Add a little attend deficit disorder (look it’s a squirrel) and it can become down right maddening. It had gotten so bad, a few weeks ago I forgot to grab my shaving kit on the way out the door for a race. While certainly not life threatening, it illustrated my loss of focus.

To help us center our attention on the streaming business, we’ve stepped back from the web design side of our business and are no longer taking on new accounts. Last week I had to shutdown a pet project of mine, the 18 month old Drag Race Report website, which was similar to the Drudge Report. While it did not see a tremendous amount of traffic, it was something I enjoyed doing.

With as busy as our lives have become, it’s not hard to loss sight of the ultimate goal, living a Christ centered life. If the enemy can take our eye off of Jesus through the distractions of modern living, then he wins.

When things get hurried in life, take a moment to reflect on what is really important and remember what Jesus told us in Mark 8:34-36 (NIV) 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?

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Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
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by Charis Hillman Brown

“Then He asked them, ‘But who do you say I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.'” -Matthew 16:15-17
How would you feel if you bought tickets to see your favorite artist and you showed up, only to find that someone else, not quite as talented, was going to do the show?

I don’t know about you, but I would be super disappointed! I’d want my money back, and I’d want to leave, even if the show was decent.

Sometimes in Christian circles we can get caught up in the programs, the people, and unfortunately, the money. None of those things are bad at all, in fact, they are good things! They are what help bring people closer to Christ, and build His kingdom. But if we do not keep the focus of Jesus at the center, then it is all for nothing.

I am reminded of an experience at a church I went to once where it was all about the programs. I began to miss my Savior, Jesus. Isn’t that sad? Missing Jesus at a church! He was supposed to be the star of the show, but He wasn’t – the programs were.

As Christians, we need to be sure in our ministry work and even in our lives, that we keep the main thing the main thing – Jesus at the center.

Is Jesus at the center of your life and ministry? Make sure He is the main thing, and He will allow all those other things that are needed to fall into place.

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