Sharpening the Focus

Friday, October 9
Sharpening the Focus
Immediately there fell from [Saul’s] eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.
Acts 9:18
A funnel has a wide end and a narrow end. Those two ends can represent how different people find their life’s purpose. Some enter early in life at the narrow end, knowing exactly what they want to be or do. Others enter at the wide end and narrow their focus and activity over time. People are different and progress through life in various ways.
The apostle Paul took a mixed path. He was a tentmaker by trade (Acts 18:3), but that trade was only to support his true passion: understanding and teaching the laws of God. He was on a literal road—the road from Jerusalem to Damascus—in pursuit of that passion when God changed his focus, and thus his life. Instead of living as a teacher of the law, he became a preacher of grace. And it was not an easy transition (Acts 9:1), taking years to realize (Galatians 2:1).
Don’t despair about your life’s focus or purpose. Walk faithfully in the light God has given you today, trusting that more light will be revealed as it is needed.
Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose—to be in relationship to God, who is there.
Francis Schaeffer
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