Read Galatians 3:1 – 7
“Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun with the Spirit, are you now reaching perfection (by dependence) on the flesh?”
Do you know that it is possible for a marksman to get a target confused, so that his aim goes off?
A boy grew up shooting arrows at targets. He loved the time alone and the feel of growing skill. He worked at it until he led the world in skill and ability with arrow-shooting.
Eventually, he decided to make things more interesting, so he started decorating the target to increase its difficulty. Over time, he became known for his complex and spectacular targets.
After some time, he discovered that others began to surpass him in their accuracy. Disheartened, the man realized that he had become so focused on making the target fancy that he no longer had the skill to actually hit the center of it with his bow and arrow.
Could this ever happen to us? As a leader, what is your focus? Is it ministry? Is it looking good? Is it making a great plan or an exciting ministry?
God’s target for us is faith – plain and simple. He wants our complete dependence. His main concern for us is not success in ministry, a big team, or excitement around us. He longs to have us on our knees, believing Him for faith itself. Beyond that, it is whatever God chooses to do – and that’s His call.
Are you hitting the target today, or has it become too fancy?