Luke 9:51 (NLT):
As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
To concentrate is to focus with intensity.
Jesus' ministry was around the Sea of Galilee with Capernaum being His home base. The last six to seven months of his ministry He had the goal to go to Jerusalem. He was preparing to face the cross, but His gaze was set on returning to His Father in heaven. He knew He must go to Jerusalem to fulfill His Father's will.
There are five things we must know in order to concentrate on our journey.
1. Be clear about God's will for your life. If you do not know, pray through until God reveals it to you.
2. Be willing to pay the price to do God's will. There are no discounts or bargain sales in choosing to follow His will.
3. Mark 8:33 - Jesus turned around and looked at his disciples, then reprimanded Peter. he said.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (Philippians 2:5)
5. Know Whose you are and where you are going, keeping your eyes on Jesus. James 4:13-16: