We hear so much about “keeping your eye on the ball” and “remain focused” to reach a goal and succeed. But, how true is this theory?
Well in the bible there is a story about Jacob being betrayed by his father in-law. He told his father in-law that he wanted to take his wives and children and leave, but the father in-law saw that Jacob’s working for him was bringing an increase and refused to let him leave.
So Jacob made a deal with him to at least let him do something to bless his own family. So he asked for all the speckled and spotted sheep to call his own. Lebon (the father in-law) agreed.
Then he did this…
Jacob, however, took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond and plane trees and made white stripes on them by peeling the bark and exposing the white inner wood of the branches.
Then he placed the peeled branches in all the watering troughs, so that they would be directly in front of the flocks when they came to drink. When the flocks were in heat and came to drink,
Because he knew that if they could see spots in front of their eyes they would reproduce spots!
Gen 30:39 They mated in front of the branches and they bore young that were streaked, speckled or spotted.
Yep. That’s right!
So now the question is, what are you looking at? What is your focus? What do you want to re-produce?