Christlikeness: Putting the Focus on Christ

To become Christ-like, we must spend time with Jesus. We must get to know and love Him more and more. We must keep our eyes on Him, our thoughts about Him, and our hearts tuned to Him. He must be the focal point in all we do. We must trust Him to be our all-in-all. He must be the focus of our lives. He must be the focus of our church.

"He must increase, I must decrease." (Jn. 3:30, KJV)

Where We Might Put Our Attention Rather than Putting the Focus on Christ:

If our primary focus shifts to anything or anyone other than Christ, we will tend to lose or misplace that passion to be like Him. We might start out with the focus on Him but unintentionally let it shift to one of the below:
  • Focus can be diverted to leadership responsibilities or tasks rather than on Christ.
  • Focus can be placed on other people rather than on Christ.
  • Focus can be pointed at oneself rather than on Christ.
Order the Steering the Church Toward Christ-like Character Leadership Guide for a better understanding of what tends to happen when our focus shifts to the above mentioned places. This resource looks at 23 different leadership tasks and responsibilities in light of keeping Christ as the center of attention.

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