Do you “multi-task,” that is, perform more than one task at the same time? It seems many do these days. Both the availability of computer technologies and the pace of contemporary society seem to encourage multi-tasking. An example would be talking to someone in person while at the same time sending a text message or typing an email, or cooking in the kitchen while talking to a friend on the cordless phone.
Many people these days, perhaps especially younger persons, are adept at multi-tasking. I’m hopeless. When I try it, both tasks suffer badly. I seem to be one for whom chewing gum and walking down the street at the same time is a challenge!
Perhaps in today’s world, the apostle Paul would utilize high-tech tools for his missionary work. Still, his singular focus is admirable. Paul was nothing if not single-minded in purpose. This purpose was proclaiming faith in Christ crucified. His single-mindedness resulted in great freedom and the overcoming of distinctions between cultures, religions, social classes and genders. (Galatians 3:23-29)
Regardless of whether we are skilled at multi-tasking in our daily activities, can our hearts be focused upon one true thing?
Indwelling God, live in us and through us. Amen. — TDW