This One Thing I Do
— Philippians 3:13 -14
Paul knew the secret of success. He sought to do “one thing” well. “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14). As one man said, “Hold up your right index finger, look at it. It is the secret of success. Do one thing.” As one man looked at his finger he asked, “What is that one thing?” The man answered, “That is for you to find out.” Since 1966 I have been doing one thing. Seeking and pressing toward the goal that God called me to do. My one thing has been the deaf ministry. This is the one thing I do. Michael Jordan knew the power of seeking basketball. Arnold Palmer knew the power of seeking golf. What are you seeking in life? What is the purpose of you being in this world? Some Christians just exist without a goal or purpose. The greatest achievements in life are usually accomplished by people who have a singular desire that becomes the ruling passion of all they do.
An example: When Bob Feller was a child, he loved to throw a ball. By the age of 5 he spent hours every day pitching through a hole in the barn wall. At 10 his father gave him all the necessary equipment and provided him with a playing field. At 13 he pitched for a local team and averaged 20 strikeouts a game. At 17 he began playing for the Cleveland Indians. As a major leaguer he had 6 seasons as a 20 game winner, 3 no-hit games, 11 1-hitters, 266 wins, and he set a record of 348 strikeouts in one season. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. I personally remember seeing Bob Feller pitch a baseball over 100 mph. Bob Feller had one desire — baseball! What is the “one thing” God has given you. “One thing” that you can do and should do. When you do the “one thing” you will accomplish many things. If you leave the “one thing” undone then you will have regrets. Paul knew the “one thing” and so should you. What is the “one thing” you need to do? Find it! Then do it! You will be glad you do and so will the Lord.
Seek to do the “One Thing” That is Needful