Staying focused on the right things is sometimes hard to do. Especially in this day-in-age when everything around us is designed and created to "capture our attention". Marketing, ads, social media, and news outlets are all after one thing: YOUR FOCUS!
If you stay focused on the right things it will bring true success in your life! You can’t just “not think“ about something, but you can focus your thoughts on the right things.
Stay focus on the things of God!
W.I.N. (What’s Important Now)
When focused on the truly important things in life, WE WIN!
As things “go back to normal“, don’t you dare just let yourself "go back to normal" — Focus on going to God's normal. What He considers normal, not what you consider "normal". God is shifting what is "normal" in-order to renew our focus.
Remember when Peter walked on water? That wasn't "normal" — it was, however, God's normal! We learn a very important key to life from Peter walking on water. While his eyes were focused on Jesus, he could walk on the waves and surf the storm with his feet. But the moment Peter's focus came off of Jesus, he began to sink.
This is the reality of life. What you are focused on becomes your future. When I am teaching someone to ride a motorcycle, it's key to train people to keep their eyes on the road. Where your eyes are focused is where you will end up! When driving a car, stair into the rearview mirror and look at what's behind you long enough... and you will end up wrecking what's in front of you!
When Peter focused on Jesus, he experienced a miracle. When Peter focused on the problems, he experienced a tragedy. Focus your eyes on the right things and you will see great things in your life! Focus your eyes on the wrong things, your past, your pain, and your pressure and you will wreck your future.
“My son (daughter), give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your EYES; keep them in the midst of your heart; let your EYES look straight ahead, and your eyelids LOOK RIGHT BEFORE YOU.” — Proverbs 4:20-22, 25
Keep looking forward, Not behind you!
Your future is in front of you never behind you. Stay focused straight ahead!!!
“Who has a generous EYE will be blessed, for he gives his bread to the poor.” — Proverbs 22:9
Have a generous Eye!
“Better is the sight of the eyes than a wandering desire. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind." — Ecclesiastes 6:9
If we are not looking forward then we are just having a wandering desire… Or we’re just grasping at the wind!
"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" — Matthew 6:22-23
Keep your EYES pure and full of light! Keep your eyes from darkness!
Don’t look at the speck in someone else’s eyes YOU DEAL with the Stump in your own eye!!!
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." — Matthew 7:3-5
Some people don’t realize that they have a 2x4 in their own eyes. Or a whole tree stump! But we so easily can pick out the speck in someone else’s eye and pointed out so quickly! You deal with your own eyes and stay focused.
Other verses to look up and meditate on:
John 4:34-35 — Talks about lifting up your Eyes...for the field is already white unto Harvest...
James 1:7-8 — Talks about keeping your eyes focused...do not be a double-minded man (or woman) who is unstable in ALL their ways.
Phil. 3:13-14 — Talks about keeping your EYES on the Prize!
Stay FOCUSED on what matters most to God! Stay focus on the things God has called you too! Keep your eyes fixed on The Lord in your life. Pay attention to your Destiny!
THIS will help you succeed if you make it THE NEW NORMAL!