Where’s Your Focus?
Have you thought about it lately? Where is your focus? It can be elusive. We all have numerous things bombarding for our attention in life.
Focus – the center of interest or activity, or directed attention. Another definition that struck me: (of a person or their eyes) adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly. Think about that – adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly.
As believers, the evil one loves to distract us with good things so we miss what is most important. Think about how we as believers can be adapt to the prevailing level of Christ’s light and become able to see clearly from God’s perspective. Jesus is the light of the world. Are we focusing on Him throughout the day? Or, has our level of light diminished? What has crowded Him out? We begin sinking into all the demands around us if we don’t fix our eyes on Christ.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me…I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Acts 26:16-18
So, how do we stay focused on what is most important each day? If we truly love God with all our hearts, all our minds and with our strength, He will be our focus. We will filter our thoughts through him and ask him questions concerning what we are seeing. He will give us his heart for other people.
Remember, our hearts are deceitful. The Lord tells us, “Above all else, guard your heart because it determines the course of your life.” If we don’t guard our heart, we may focus on ourselves and what pleases us. We may focus on our reputation. We may focus on our finances. We may focus on controlling things around us. We may focus on our feelings – how we are mistreated or overlooked. It goes on and on. We get distracted from Kingdom business.
- How will you keep your focus on Christ?
- What are your greatest distractors?
- Who else are you teaching to focus on Christ?
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