With the recent death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the succession of King Charles III it has reminded me that there are countless mentions of kings and queens throughout the Bible.
I have also been reflecting on how through Christ we have all been made royalty in God’s Kingdom as His sons and daughters. That has all sorts of implications for us but one of them is that each of us has been called by God to be a leader and through Jesus, we are called to reign in life.
As the Archbishop of Canterbury alluded to in his message at The Queens funeral, in the world’s eyes, to reign is to rule, to lead, to dominate. But being a leader for God’s kingdom and following the model that Jesus gives us, begins with humility and service and being a leader in our own lives. Leading yourself well is important because others are dependent on our leadership.
Our attention is priceless. What we decide to devote our focus and energy towards is precious and should be invested wisely. Let’s remember to pay attention when wise, godly people in our lives give us advice or correction and apply those things accordingly. The more we focus our attention on the right things, the less time we will have for the distractions which rob our priorities and productivity away. The more we are distracted the less effective we become. In a world spinning with technology and overload, it is important to have a plan in place to shut out distractions.
Let’s keep making sure that we don’t let distractions keep us from completing the work that God has set before us. Keep pressing on, stay committed, and stay focused on the task at hand. Don’t stop short of the dream that God has for us. God wants to carry out His work through our lives, but we must be determined to stay committed to His plan and fix our eyes on the greater work that we get to take part in!