Shepherd Daily Devotional

Stay Focused

To fulfill any leadership task, stay focused on the big picture.

One day, John and his brother, James tried to call fire down from heaven to destroy a Samaritan village because the people would not receive them (Luke 9:51). But Christ rebuked the two disciples.

No doubt, John and James were overzealous apostles. From the that incident, you would notice that Jesus was a leader who avoided distractions. Why should He worry about the rude Samaritans when their antagonism wouldn’t stop Him from traveling through another village?

As at the time that Jesus wanted to pass through the Samaritan village, He had already made up His mind to go to Jerusalem because it was time “for him to be taken up to heaven”. Today, focused on the big picture.

Written by Ben Dankaka