A while ago, a particular word was trending. It filled every social media space, people weaved their words around it and some others sang with it.
Focus according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary means:
to direct your attention or effort at something specific.
One quick question for you here. Right now, what’s your focus? What result will it bring you?
2 Corinthians 4:18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
I saw a video of a woman walking along a road with her child (who should be around 5years old), the boy was in his school uniform. Just right beside their navigation point was a small crowd of people who were shouting, apparently there was a fight.
Soon enough, this woman’s attention became extremely fixed on the scene just on her path that she became oblivious of a deep hole right in front of her and her child. Well, they did fall into it but also got out.
Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me; Because [He is] at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Since I saw this video I have not been able to forget that scenario because it got me wondering about the calamity that woman exposed herself and the child to. What if the incident was something more disastrous than falling into a hole?
Psalm 119:37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, [And] revive me in Your way.
Whatsoever it is you choose to direct your attention towards, make sure it is worth every bit of your time. Don’t get your eyes and heart to gaze on things that aren’t helping you. Beware of attention-grabbing vanities. Be an eternal gazer!
Philippians 4:8 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious–the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.