I’ll admit it. I can sometimes lose focus on what discipleship is all about. I can be so focused on the tasks themselves — prayer, Bible reading, fasting, church attendance, etc. — that I lose sight of why I’m engaging in these tasks.
This is a big problem. The practices are important, but they’re a means to an end. They’re not the point. Instead, they point to the point.
Our goal in discipleship is God. We’re meant to pursue relationship with him and to find our deepest joy on him. The habits of prayer, Bible reading, and so on are meant to help us find that joy.
We’ve prepared a simple one-page action plan to help you keep your focus on God. Download it by clicking on the link below. Let’s practice the habits, but let’s make sure that we focus on the right things as we do so.