It’s almost here! Are you counting down the days? Are you ready for some football?

My Packers have their first pre-season game Thursday night. Auburn and Alabama kick off their season on Saturday, September 5. The players are already working hard in practice to get ready. They have been working hard all off season.

Don’t you hope the players on your team are focused? Don’t you hope they maintain their focus all season long? If they lose focus they have no chance for the ultimate goal at the end of the season.

Focus. We get it when it comes to a game. A game that has become far too important to many of us. So important that it has caused us to lose our focus.

Our focus is important to God.

Following the hall of fame chapter of faith, God tells us this.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Heb. 12:1-3 NAU)

Eyes fixed on Jesus, the focus God demands.