Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
"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.