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Hebrews 12:2
Success in almost any endeavor requires focus. 
It was not a time for celebration— that would come in due time. 
1. They Have Never Learned the Value and Discipline of Having Focus. 
  • “Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.” Proverbs‬ ‭20:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 
  • Teach him that the way he invests his time will determine much of the results he enjoys in life. 
  • He has to discipline his life so that he is ready for the game. 
  • How easily are you distracted from what are supposed to be doing?
2. Another reason people lose focus is they get seduced towards something else. 
  • You can’t walk in the lust if the flesh and the power of Spirit at the same time. 
  • Whatever gets your attention ultimately gets you. 
  • Luke 8
  • Eternal destinies are at stake. 
  • Most things that are worthwhile take some perseverance. 
  • (1) The cares of life. 
  • The care of life seem to encroach on our time from every direction. 
  • For every one of us, there will be a whole lot of things left undone. 
  • The urgent is not always the important. 
  • (2) the riches or material things are the second distribution Jesus talks about. 
  • Everything takes time, energy, and money. 
  • Things are not important enough to forfeit eternity with God just to have them in this life. 
  • (3) the pleasures of life. 
3. Some people lose focus on the God and His purpose for them because that have become absorbed with themselves. 
  • We don’t worship Him as a maneuver to get our needs met. 
4. Some people lose focus because they are disappointed. 
  • Their concept of what God was doing was off track. 
  • What do you do when your hopes and dreams are shattered and you’re left with a whole lot of disappointment?
  • “Looking unto Jesus...”
  • We cannot let anything take our focus off of Him. 
  • Philippians 3:8