Focus Focus







Focus is your friend. Focus enables you to function in your assignments and tasks. Focus reminds you that you are not in competition with anyone. Focus enables you to set your priorities straight. Focus will teach you the importance of remaining whole. Focus will give you a positive outlook. Now if I may ask, where is your focus going? Is your focus going to your past or your future? Shouldn’t your focus be on where you are now? The majority of us today look at how bright our futures will be but fail to apply it to our present. You may be going through a rough time right now, but do not allow it to stop you from being focused on your day. Remember each day is precious and you cannot afford to lose track.

I remember having a discussion with my friends few weeks back, and we were talking about focus and where we desire to be in the next few years. I had to remind them that each day has its own troubles of its own so there is no need to keep worrying about what has not been accomplished. It is not always easy because we do require specific resources such as food, drink, money, our jobs, our cars, our education etc. I do however believe there is a strong difference between thinking about these resources and dwelling on them. You can think about them by not allowing your mind to be consumed, but being sensible with what you already have, relative to dwelling on what you don’t have, worrying yourself to sleep due to insufficient funds or having to re-sit for exams.

God has given us all the free gift of self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), so we must be very intentional on where our focus goes. With self-control, it enables you to discipline your mind from wondering and thinking beyond your means. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that “He makes ALL things beautiful in His time”. So why should we wake up worrying about what we don’t have? Our focus should be on one thing at a time, but it takes a disciplined mind to be consistent in this behaviour. Today is the 30th May 2016. Why dwell on the 31st May? Let today do what it needs to do, and allow God to take over. We are not in control of the days that pass us by, HOWEVER, we are in control of where our focus travels to and how we can apply self-control to it.

Remember that whatever you focus on controls you so be very mindful of where the mind goes. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. Be intentional about where your mind travels to. Do not allow anyone let alone yourself speak defeat. You are more than what people say. Take each day at a time. If you are thinking too much, spend quality time with friends and relatives, take a break and go on holiday, spend intimate time with the Father, go to a restaurant you’ve never been to before, get to know new people. These things will take your mind off your problems. More importantly, be surrounded with like-minded people who make you happy and see the BEST in you! Carrying around dead-weight is draining and this is one of the reasons people lose focus so remember to take authority over what is taking so much of your time. If it is social media, take a 2-week break from it. It seriously won’t hurt you.

Ultimately, look at what you do have, and let it work for you. Have this scripture in mind “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and ALL other things shall be added unto You” – Matthew 6:33. When you are focused on things, you will lose track, but when you focus on God, ALL things will follow you.