Posted by: everynation | October 28, 2008

Focus

by Frank Christie

Do you know your individual life purpose? Do you know how your purpose fits into the bigger scheme of things? Are you focused on your purpose?

Why is it that a medium powered laser can cut through metal in a matter of seconds, but the world’s most powerful spotlight only makes that metal warm? Would you believe the answer lies in unity? Let me explain.

The laser light is described simply as a bunch of excited molecules with mirrors at each end. Some molecules die, and in that process, they release something called a photon – or a particle of light. Now this is where it all starts coming together.

As that newly released photon moves along, it comes into contact with other molecules, which prompts them to release their photons. These photons always seem to play follow-the-leader. So very quickly, there is a huge army of photons following one another. It is this unity that gives their focus such awesome power.

A spotlight on the other hand has just as many photons, but they are all going in separate directions. As a result, they are unfocused, and this causes most of their energy to be wasted, because there is no focus.

So we can say that a small laser is much more powerful than a larger spotlight all because of its singular focus.
As humans we are similar to these two light sources; if we lack focus, we waste a lot of energy! I have a purpose mission statement for my life that keeps me focused! I read it as often as possible to keep me focused, because I know that I can be easily distracted and lose focus.

For my purpose to have the most impact I make sure that I find other people who have a similar passion, heart, dreams and focus as I do. As I come into contact with these people we become like a “bunch of excited molecules” and as we move together it gives our collective “purpose” precision power!

Whilst in the company of these like minded people I learn, develop and grow, always remaining focused. Have you ever noticed that when you spend time with people who have no direction, you tend to become distracted and waste time too? Well the positive is that if you remain focused there is a good probability that you will help them to get focused too.

Our purpose is one of inclusion, influence and impact! Jesus encourages us to let our purpose be seen so that people will praise God! Discover your purpose, get around people with similar purpose and stay focused!

Matthew 5: 14-16

14″You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Frank Christie is the senior pastor of Every Nation Somerset West, the founder of Thembalitsha and the author of Being Frank.

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