We like to think we can focus and sometimes we get close.We try hard. We want to be courageous. “We think we can.”
At the end of the day, it is God who keeps us focused on Him. No doubt about it. In an uncompromising way every day.
All praise and credit is His.
It was God who kept us focused on him, uncompromised. ~Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 1:12)
Are we focused on Jesus?
When Peter was, walking on the water, all was fine. When Peter took his eyes off Jesus, he started to sink.
Are we focused on Jesus?
“When you are brought face to face with a difficult situation and nothing happens externally, you can still know that freedom and release will be given because of your continued concentration on Jesus Christ.”
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ~~Albert Einstein
We live in a world where almost everyone is trying to make us something else. They have great things in mind for us. Dress like this and we will be successful. Change this in your life and you will be happy. Follow these 7 steps and you will improve your life.
Think about it. We are barraged all day long with list after list of things we must change and we will succeed. It is all hokum. It isn’t true but we are being seduced into believing it.
Jesus challenges us to focus on being who God wants us to be. That is all that matters.
Being content with who we are in God is the only accomplishment that matters.
Jesus challenges us to focus on the central question: “What does God want me to do right now?” The one course to focus on is God.
To Succeed you must >> F O C U S (F)ollow (O)ne (C)ourse (U)ntil (S)uccessful
God’s life is not for the faint of heart. It is vigorous. It requires focus. His Spirit is the power to make it happen.
The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention. ~~Jesus (Matthew 7:14)
- Wherever. Whenever. Whatever. (twentytwo30.wordpress.com)
- The Wide and Narrow Roads (bpsfuelforthought.wordpress.com)
- Daily Dose of Inspiration – August 13 (deenaroseministries.wordpress.com)
- “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.” ~~Jesus (mww1954.wordpress.com)
It is so easy to become distracted. King David knew that so very well. I am thinking it is even easier today. So much TV, IM’s, email, texts, music, ad’s. The list of ways to become distracted goes on and on.
I need to pursue God. I need to stay on the road and not miss the signs that keep me on track. I need to be single minded about King Jesus. It is not just be focused. It is be focused on the right thing. It is be on the right road.
I need to focus on Jesus!!
“I’m single-minded in pursuit of you; don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.” ~~King David (Psalm 119:10 The Message)
Above all else, Focus!! This is more a realization than a resolution. It is only coincidental that it comes at the first of the year. When I am most successful, it is a result of focus. When I am not, it is the result of too many priorities and distractions. Scott Williams makes some great points in this blog. I love the proverb.
The primary reason people fail is not because they don’t have the skills or abilities, they fail because they get distracted. There will always be plenty of opportunities for success and there will be even more opportunities to get distracted. Stay focused and Don’t Get Distracted.
“The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.” ~African Proverb
I am also impressed at how men of God focus. I wrote this a while back but I come back to it periodically. Nehemiah knew how to focus. For him it was what would he say yes to and what would he say no to.
How easy is it to get distracted? Well, some days pretty easy. My enemy sends me a great message. Let’s just talk. Come and meet me. What is my response?
Nehemiah was on a mission from God. He was doing some amazing stuff. It was no small thing. He had almost finished but there was still a few things left to do. How did he respond to the distraction of the enemy? Just say NO!!!
So …. when we are centered in the will of God, may we respond that our Yes to God is more important that anything and be able to say, “No, I cannot come down.”
Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates, then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they were planning to harm me. So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” Nehemiah 6:1-3
“The same people who want 60 minute worship services rent 2 hour movies & watch 3 hour ballgames. It’s about our heart’s focus!” ~ J. Bull
Questions are great. The right one can make a difference.
Try having conversations where the focus is on “What is the point?”
What’s The Point?
That is such a great question that provides a proper lens to process the actions and decisions of this journey we call life.
Look at your life, family, work, relationships, decisions… and ask yourself this simple question:
What’s The Point?
It will definitely change your perspective and priorities; it may change your life.
What’s the point?
Here are three questions to help get focused.
· What is this year about?
· What is this day about?
· What is this moment about?
Knowing the answer to the first leads to great focus on the second. And know the answer to the second leads to great focus all the time.
Simple but not easy.