Stay Focused Like Jesus – Luke 9:37-62

From my reading in Luke 9:37-62 in the One Year New Testament.

Jesus was totally focused on his mission to save us. Jesus knew that Jerusalem would be the place where he would be killed and sacrifice himself for our sins. He was totally committed to getting there.

“As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” Luke 9:51

I looked up the word “resolutely” in the Louw-Nida lexicon and it defined it as,

“(a Semitic idiom, literally ‘to fix one’s face’) to make a decision, with emphasis upon finality—‘to decide firmly, to resolve, to make up one’s mind definitely.” Louw-Nida Lexicon

Jesus set his face toward his greatest challenge and didn’t look back. Instead of backing down from the pain and suffering ahead he decidedly and firmly moved toward it. He made up his mind that he would finish his mission and die for our sins.

Have you resolutely set out to accomplish the mission God has for you? 

I’m very grateful Jesus carried out his mission. He gives us the greatest example of grit and determination.

Whatever challenge you are facing it is not greater than what Jesus faced. I encourage you to stay focused on the mission God has for you even if it means experiencing pain.

Jesus wouldn’t let the distractions of this life get in the way of why he was here.

God has given each of us a mission.

Stay focused and resolutely move towards fulfilling God’s mission for your life.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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