I wonder why it can be difficult to keep focused on what we are supposed to set our minds to. Could it be that we ourselves make it difficult, or would you suggest that it’s the people you surround yourself with that make it hard? So many questions can go through ones mind. It is very easy for us to ‘over-think’ things and assume that our situations will never change…well let me tell you something…DO NOT LOSE YOUR FOCUS! Yes, it is easier said than done, but keep your mind-set on things that above! (Ref: Colossians 3 v 2). Remember we must constantly renew our minds. The renewal of the mind does not happen overnight; it happens with a decision. Not only with a decision, but how you position yourself to be. I could decide to allow negativity to overtake my mind, but I choose not to. Why? Because I do not want to lose my focus!
I was talking to my friend yesterday and she was telling me that ‘we do not have enough time’ If you do not understand what that means, it is basically saying that whatever your calling is, do it with all of your heart, as tomorrow is not promised. Our focus should always be on our Father who will enable us to stay on the right path. Wonder how this world would be if we just focused on the one who gives us His time everyday. The one who wakes us up each morning. The one who leads us out in safety and brings us back in safety. If we make a conscious decision to keep our focus on God, you will have peace in your heart. You won’t have time for quarrels or arguments. Why? Because you have decided to keep your focus on the right source which is the Word of God. Keep studying the Word, and you will enjoy your life.
We tend to lose focus from the following reasons:
- Societal changes
Lack of forgiveness
Comparison towards other people – (This is one that we are fond of doing knowingly and unknowingly)
If we keep doing these things, we cannot expect our minds to be free. Being free starts from within. Being focused starts from within. You must wake up every day and start your day with a smile. Being your day with Jesus by thanking Him for allowing you to see another day. Once you commit your day into the Lords hands, all you do shall prosper. Why worry about tomorrow when everyday has its own troubles of its own? You do not need to add any more stress to your day by having a negative attitude. Instead you should seek God and pray. In Matthew 6 verse 33 it says that we should “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and everything else shall be added unto you”. What better feeling it is to put your focus on God rather than man.
Has it ever occurred to you that man will change, but God will never change! Ladies, we need to be reminded of this on a daily basis. Lets be aware of the fact that it is only God that can grant you His peace! Not as the world gives, but His extraordinary peace that nothing in this world can buy. God is not cheap! He deserves your focus and your time, so give Him what He deserves. Let us make a decision today and confess that we shall focus on God. Initially, you will eventually know when your focus is on God. When things that used to bother you don’t bother you anymore, you are on the right track. Yes the enemy will come and remind you of your past, remind you of what you done last night, but once you have asked God for forgiveness, what more is there to ask? Even before you open your mouth, God already knew what you were going to say.
Lets remind ourselves that we are not here to entertain anyone. We must keep our minds focused on what is important. But what is really important to you? God should be the first important person in your life. Once you have that in mind, everything else will fall in place.
Note: WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKS YOU, IT IS BECAUSE HE SAW THE NEW THING GOD WAS GOING TO DO IN YOUR LIFE…THAT MUST MEAN SOMETHING GOOD IS ON THE WAY…SO KEEP YOUR FOCUS!