Focus. Such a small word, but with such great meaning. I just Googled what the word focus means, and here’s the first definition that came up:
Focus: the center of interest or activity.
Wow. To focus on God means more than to think about Him, but for Him to take the center stage in our lives and to be our all-in-all. To focus on Jesus means that He is the center of all our interests, and all that we do each day. He is the reason we can wake up smiling each morning, the reason we breathe, the reason we smile and laugh until our stomachs hurt.
So, how do we have an undivided focus?
It seems like it should be easy, but with all that goes in our life, it can get hard, I know. One of my favorite verses that I used a lot in my “Why I Don’t” series is Colossians 3:2. It says:
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
I think such an important par to having undivided focus is by starting our days by reading the Word. Our days can be so full, and we can go into that with the wrong mindset. Making the choice to praise God as soon as you wake up is life-changing. It helps you to see God in your life, rather than all your obligations and such.
Another thing is to realize how many blessings the Lord has poured out on you.
Look around you. Look outside. Look at your family, your friends. See the world, it’s beauty as the leaves turn and fall in the autumn. The beauty of it all, slowing down to see God each day. The gift that it is to live, and to see and hear and experience life.
One thing that I will do sometimes is at the end of the day, write a list of 10 things I’m grateful for that day. It is so encouraging and refreshing! Even if you have a terrible day, you can look over and review and see how God revealed Himself to you that day.
As I write this post, I’m listening to From the Inside Out//For King and Country, and these words kind of go with what I’m trying to say in this post:
Your glory goes beyond all fame
Lord I give You control
Consume me from the inside out,
Lord, let justice and praise
Become my embrace
To love you from the inside out