IF YOU CHASE TWO RABBITS, BOTH WILL ESCAPE
By the late Pastor Bob Moody
It’s the truth. If you try to chase two bunnies, they will both get away. The reason is bunnies don’t stick together. They separate when the chase begins. A hunting dog needs to find the track of one rabbit and stay on it.
Rabbits have a relatively small territorial living area and very rarely leave it, even when pushed by a hound. The problem is that more than one rabbit shares a home area, thus their paths will cross on a regular basis. The rabbit hound must stay after one bunny. If he starts chasing a different rabbit every time he cuts a different path, he will end up very tired and rabbitless. In other words, our bunny hound had better choose one rabbit and stay with it until he catches his prey.
Life is much the same way. If you want to attain a goal, you must focus on that goal and not get caught up in chasing four or five goals at once. The odds are you won’t attain any of your goals. “Multi-tasking” may be a buzzword in some areas, but it doesn’t work well when you have a goal which needs singular focus.
The Apostle Paul shared these thoughts about the ultimate goal in his life: “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is the ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14)
With all his worthwhile and God-given talents and calling, dear Brother Paul still knew he needed to stay on one bunny trail; namely heaven. He had focus and purpose. He gave up what was behind him and whatever might cross his path to pursue the goal which was most important.
How about you, my friend? Have allowed other things to divert you from your goal? If you have, then get back on the right track.
Father, help me stay focused on what you sent your Son for!