GET FOCUSED

Do we have selective hearing or seeing? Sure, we all do. Every second, our brain is bombarded with sensory data from all five senses. You sit down and in just a few moments stop consciously focusing on the feel of the chair. There are all kinds of sounds that you may focus, but in a few moments you may not even hear them. Our brains would go crazy if they had to process every piece of data that our bodies sensed. We think we are seeing everything, but we are all being selective all the time. This Sunday in worship you will probably notice who is not here or who is sitting in a different spot.

When something perks our interest, though, we give it special attention. For example, you get interested in a certain car, and all of a sudden you notice them everywhere. They were there before, but you never noticed them.

The part of the brain that filters all this information is called the Reticular Activating System. It is continually at work, even though we never think about it. We need to be aware our spiritual Reticular Activating System. The goal for all of us, if we are followers of Jesus Christ, is to see the same things that He sees and be interested in and focus on what He focused on. We want to notice what is important to Him. Being unconsciously selective in our spiritual thinking can cause us to ignore and overlook some really important issues. I encourage you to read the Gospel accounts very carefully and focus on what Jesus focused on. Get focused on the things of Christ.

Think About It!

Have A Great Day!

Tom Moore
P. O. Box 107
Hamilton, Texas 76531
http://www.harrisandmoore.org
http://www.fromthepreacherspc.org
http://preachersfiles.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/preacherspc/
http://www.parkheightscoc.com

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About from the Preachers PC

Gospel Preacher for the Park Heights church of Christ in Hamilton, TX. I stand for and defend the truth of God's word. All other degrees and diplomas mean very little in comparison.
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