Have you ever noticed that you can be so focused on something that you miss the gorilla in the room? My wife tells me all the time that I can’t find things that are right under my nose. I think we all suffer from proximity blindness. How focused are we? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

Being successful at the track requires focus. The teams that are focused on the task at hand come out on top. They are the ones that can put everything aside and get down to the business at hand. How easily are we distracted from our mission?

Sometimes it isn’t about focus. We can be the most focused person on earth, we just happen to be focused on the wrong thing. Think about it, have you ever been so focused on something that you didn’t even notice that someone was talking to you? Guys this is what happens when you get so involved in a sporting event on TV and your wife wants you to help decide which pattern looks better. We can be so focused on something we forget what is truly important.

As we continue studying our passage about the woman at the well we see the disciples were focused on something but not the most important thing. Do you remember how we started? “He had to go through Samaria.” Did you ask yourself why? They had to go through Samaria to bring the good news of the Gospel to the people there. The disciples were just focused on getting through Samaria to Galilee.

John 4:31-38; Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”

But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, `Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying `One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

You see the disciples were focused on finding food to give them strength to continue the journey to where they were going. Jesus however was already there. Jesus came to Samaria to proclaim the Gospel. The disciples were so focused on where they thought they were going that they forget what was really important, to touch the lives of others on the way.

Have you ever been so focused on the destination that you forgot to enjoy the trip? Don’t go through life so focused on the destination that you miss all the blessings God has for you along the way.

Jesus explained to the disciples that the fields were ready to harvest, places that they haven’t even been before. He explained that they needed to open their eyes and see what God has prepared for them to harvest. We need to look beyond our own world, our own focus and see what God sees.

We need to look beyond our focus, look beyond our destination and see the people around us. We need to take a break, stop our journey and look around. Change the lives of people we meet along the way. What are we focused on?

“I said it before and I’ll say it again, life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around you might miss it.” Ferris Bueller

RACING FOR A GREAT CAUSE – The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation once again will host the “Shane Race for Fun” on tap for Saturday, March 30 at X1 Boston, 290 Wood Road, Braintree, MA. This is your chance to chance to race against all those bench racers who think they know how it’s done. To top it off all the proceeds go to support safer racers and racing. The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation is a 501C3 established to assist drivers with safety education and equipment options and is open drivers in all divisions. Make your plans to be there. Space is limited so go to www.shanehammondfoundation.org and sign up today.

Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.