Kids, Skyscrapers and Focus One
The teacher looks at her class of bright-eyed kindergartners and asks them “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Immediately hands shoot up across the room and one by one, practically talking over each other, they excitedly yell out their answers…
Dora the Explorer!
A lion tamer!
The class bell rings and the students quickly file out of the room. The teacher sits down at her desk and imagines the future of her eager students and begins to ask herself a different question; a question far more important than what they would eventually do. What kind of person would they be?
Her heart is filled with emotions that only a parent or teacher would understand. Slowly the words begin to take form…
A heart after God.
Hold that thought...
On September 24, 2004 construction began on the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world. At 2,717 feet this tower is, by a considerable margin, the tallest man made structure ever built. In order to support the unprecedented height of the building an entire new structure system was created. Without this system the building would literally twist on itself. The centerpiece of this system is a central pipe that weighs over 350 tons which, in turn, sits on a foundation which contains 110,000 tons concrete and 55,000 tons of steel. This foundation is nearly 200 feet deep and took 22 million man-hours to complete.
Why was there such an expense on a portion of the building that would never even be seen? Simply put, the builder understood that the strength of the foundation would literally determine how high the building could stand. And so it is with our lives. Many times our level of significance will be directly determined by what people may never see, the depth of our character. The investment we make into that portion will directly determine what kind of person you will be. Career training may determine what you do, but we believe that the time spent in focus.one will govern how you do that job.
In other words, you may be an accountant but will you be honest? You may be a pastor but will you be passionate? You may be a entrepreneur, but will your business honor the Lord?
At Focus One, we believe that everything that we do is unto the Lord which means it should be marked with excellence, passion, discipline and integrity.
We believe that what we do is secondary to who we are.
The question that drives our team is this…"What if everyone gave one?" What would happen across the world if every future doctor, athlete, teacher, dentist, and business person gave one year to focus their one life on the One Creator? What would happen if they took one year to deepen their faith and serve their God?
The real question is, "what would happen if you gave one?"
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