Everyday, we hustle. We do a lot of things and distractions are everywhere – psychological, people and processes. However, if we put our focus on things we do, we are lucky. The problem only is if we focus on the not-so-necessary things. Some of these things are not necessarily wrong. Plainly, they are just not necessary. Majority of the choices we make in life are not really a matter between the good and the bad. The real question – what is best for you? That’s why we are prompted to focus on what is best, not just what is good.
Now, after knowing that, we are faced with the question: How do we make good decisions? To focus on what is best, not just what is good, we need to set up a higher level of standards and start asking ourselves: Will this decision make me a better person?
Distractions are everywhere…
I remember when I was still doing my research proposal. I was fed up with all the reading materials and the words to be written that I needed a little distraction to spice up the writing process. So, I tuned into a Youtube channel – Raffy Tulfo in Action, a public affairs show that airs on radio which also appears in Youtube. So, I just let the videos play on the other tab of the browser while I write my thesis. There were times I get so intrigued and really stop what I was writing to watch the reactions of the people.
After a while, I realized I wasn’t doing this to help my writings. All of a sudden I got connected to the lives of the people being aired on the radio. I became interested in their lives that I had to watch out for the next part of their series. Then, it hit me: I’m wasting my time on this. This doesn’t make a better researcher. It has no value. Although, it serves me a for a short time, I should have done better things to focus on what is best, not just what is good.
Focus on What is Best, Not Just What is Good
Are these things evil? Of course, no. Are they not good? No. However, the question is not “Is there any bad about it?”. The right question is, “Will it make be a better person?”
Jesus reminds us to focus on what is best, not just what is good in the following passage:
Now, what are some things that you do which are not bad but aren’t God’s best for you?
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littlemisadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, M.S. student in Structural Engineering and a fur mom of four-legged babies. She writes about her experiences to inspire and educate.