Life is like a television! You are probably thinking, “this should be interesting.” Well, it’s more simple than you might think.
Our televisions today have a much larger selection of stations from which to choose than when I was young. Growing up in Nashville, I remember having the three main networks (CBS, NBS, and ABC) along with the local educational channel. That was all the choices we had. Therefore, we didn’t do much “channel surfing” back in the day. In fact, I had been married several years before I had a television with a remote with which to surf.
At our homes now we have satellite, cable, or online television, often with hundreds of channels – a channel surfer’s paradise, a regular tsunami of programming. It is really easy to switch back and forth between an almost endless number of channels. Problem is, you can switch the channel so many times that you end up not being able to keep up with any of the programs you are trying to watch. In a sense you are experiencing media Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) -- a lack of focus!
In our lives, and in particular, our spiritual lives, we can also experience a type of A.D.D. because of the many things which battle for our attention. We keep cramming more and more into our already busy lives and eventually we find ourselves not being able to do anything well. Our busy lives often lead us to ignore the most important part of our lives – our relationship with the Lord Jesus. It’s not that we really mean to let this happen, but that just seems to be the easiest thing to let go of.
The first part of Hebrews 12:2 tells us, “Let us fix our eyes upon Jesus . . .” Maintaining ou focus upon the most important part of our lives is really the key to keeping the other parts of our lives in perspective. When our walk with Jesus is given the priority it deserves we gain an understanding of what needs to stay in our lives, and what needs to go. So, let’s putdown the remote and quit bouncing around so much in our lives. I believe we’ll find life to be more rewarding and fulfilling, which is exactly what we were looking for in the first place.