[Carefully consider] the work you have been given,
and then sink yourself into that.
Roger Ebert (1942–2013), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Fellow journalist Dennis King wrote of Ebert: “With all his notoriety, honors, and celebrity, all his exclusive interviews and star-dusted encounters with movie greats, he never forgot the essence of what we do.”
Singular focus was what made Ebert the best at what he did.
Singular focus defined the apostle Paul’s life. He was unyieldingly-centered on what God wanted him to be and do. Whether reasoning with philosophers in Athens or chained to a soldier in prison in Rome, he was fixated on Christ. “I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be,” he wrote. “I am focusing all my energies on this one thing” (Phil 3:12–13).
Keep tightly focused on what
God wants you to be and do.