Remaining Connected

Have you ever wondered how some people stay centered and focused continually? Of course, we all have. These people have one goal and one end result in mind as they press forward with all of their might. While considering their single-mindedness I had a passage of Scripture come to mind that I posted yesterday to Facebook. It is St. John 15:4 - 5, it reads: "Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, neither can you, unless you remain in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me you can do nothing" (Modern English Version).

The point that struck me heart was,  "For without ME you can do nothing."  The people I think are so focused and single-minded are. They are focused on remaining connected to the vine. That connection is producing the ability to do all things as Philippians 4: 13 states; "I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me" (MEV). It is because of Christ Jesus and remaining vitally, united to Him that we are able to do what God has called us to do. We can see this from the Apostle Pauls life in from Philippians 3:14 where he declares, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (KJV). In verses 12 & 13, Paul explains his single-minded focus and its relationship to remaining viatallay united, connected to the Vine. Focusing on self-accomplishments is not the answer. However, remaining vitally united to Who has apprehended (KJV) or seized (MEV) us changes everything. Until next time, RKS