What we focus on
along our journey of life
can either encourage or discourage.
Here is a little something to consider moving forward in life...
Some years ago, a sociologist accompanied a group of mountain climbers on an expedition. Among other things, he observed a distinct correlation between cloud cover and contentment. When there was no cloud cover and the peak was in view, the climbers were energetic and cooperative. But when the gray clouds eclipsed the view of the mountain top, the climbers became sullen and selfish.
The same thing happens to us. As long as our eyes are on God’s majesty there is a bounce in our step. But let our eyes focus on the dirt beneath us and we will grumble about every rock and crevice we see.
For this reason, Paul urged, “Do not shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things in front of you. Look up and be alert to the things going on around Christ – that is where the action is. See things from his perspective.” (Colossians 3:1-2 MSG)
From "The Great House of God" by: Max Lucado