Never before has it been so easy to be distracted. Text messages, email, social network status updates, online games, they are all clamoring for our attention. I notice this every Sunday in our Tech Booth. I’ve been guilty of it myself, but not so much any more. I can’t afford the distraction.
I’m finishing up Steve Job’s biography and had to highlight one of his comments, “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” In fact, Jobs’ management mantra was “focus.” He was definitely a focused and committed person, but focus did not keep him from creating and innovating new things. He had a higher goal that was his main focus.
We have a higher goal in the church than just executing a service, and that higher goal is all the more reason to execute well, and executing well requires focus. We must do whatever it takes to maintain that focus by putting away the distractions.