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What Are You Lookin’ At?

Target Fixation

Target fixation can be deadly.

Target fixation is an attentional phenomenon observed in humans, in which an individual becomes so focused on an object they inadvertently increase their risk of colliding with that object.

It’s mostly observed when operating an automobile. Even when a driver’s life depends on missing an object in their path, if they fixate on that object, they are much more likely to hit it.

In other words, you are likely to collide with whatever you are looking at.

So, what are you looking at?

A lot of people get caught up in their day-to-day lives and get fixated on all the things they need to get done right now.​​​​ The tyranny of the urgent has them running from one thing to the next, and they never slow down enough to live.

Some get caught up in the pain they are feeling right now. They fixate on it, and end up living in it rather than moving past it. They can’t see their life beyond the pain; thus, they stay in the pain.

A few get fixated on other people.​​​​ They can’t enjoy their lives because they don’t take the time to be grateful for their own blessings.


​​Because they don’t want their blessings, they want the blessings of the people they are fixated on.

In a nutshell, there’s no shortage of things to focus on in your life. And the things you focus on is your choice.

You have the ability to look at something else.

Here’s a thought: what if you could look at something and experience pure joy?

Would you want to see that?

What if you could look at something at finally experience peace? Would you want to see it?

What if you could see healing? Or blessing? Or happiness? Or fulfillment?

I promise you, if you would fixate on Jesus, those things are byproducts.

If you fixate on Him, I guarantee that you will eventually collide with Him.

And when you do, your life will change.

If you’re struggling, it’s not that Jesus is further away from you. It’s probably that you’re no longer looking at Him.

Take your eyes off the thing that’s bothering you, causing you pain or stress, and focus your eyes on Jesus.​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I promise it’ll get you moving in the direction you need to go.

If you want to fix your perception, come to church tomorrow. I guarantee a collision with Jesus. 😁😁

God Bless,
Pastor Scott

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