In the movie “The Patriot”, Mel Gibson’s character is a reluctant participant in the Revolutionary War. In a scene where he and his sons are about to ambush a British detachment he tells his boys to “aim small miss small”. The point he was making to them is aim as accurately as possible so that if you miss your mark, you may still have success. Growing up in the country and shooting guns most of my life I understand the instruction. If you aim for the bullseye and miss, you won’t be off by much.
We are told to fix our eyes on Jesus in Hebrews 12:2.This means that we are to aim everything we have at Him. We know that there will be times where we miss the target of being all that He calls us to be, but by keeping our focus and fixing our gaze on Him we may miss a little less.
There are so many things vying for our attention in our world today. The daily question is who and what gets my attention. It is so easy to concentrate on any one of the dozens of yapping things that invade my agenda. The hard part is assessing all these things while keeping my attention fixed on Jesus. The only way that I seem to be able to accomplish this is to make Him my priority in the morning. That means reading, praying and talking to Him before everything and everyone else flood my day. Even on days when this doesn’t happen, if my aim is fixed on Him I miss a little less.
To quote a thousand inspirational posters, “if you aim at nothing you will hit nothing”. I encourage all Christians to renew your focus and aim at something that will give you more than you can imagine. If you are not a Christian, I would ask you what are you aiming at and is it working? Jesus told us to fix our eyes on Him because He wants the best for each of us. Try it and see what happens. You may end up hitting a lot more than you ever thought possible.