“And when the Lord saw that, he turned aside to see, God called unto him….” .
God will not speak as relate to your assignment without first securing your attention. God will do all he can to secure your attention. This is because attention will secure focus, focus will necessitate connection while connection will compel a flow and the flow determines the manifestation of his grace both in our individual lives and ministry.
At the place of attention as it can be seen in the case of Moses and Jeremiah enables vision to become clear and activate commissioning grace – (Exodus 3:4; 7-10 KJV) and Jeremiah 1:11 – 12.
The cost of losing attention can be devastating, as it is written : 1Kings 20:39-40:
And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.
And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
Set the Lord before yourself (Psalms 16:8), looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2); knowing that what we look at it what we will eventually look like, as it is written, “ But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”