Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
This is the day that the Lord has made!
So…. as you begin your day, how do you ensure that you make the most of this day that God has made? In other words, how do you stay focused? I love this topic… and here are a few of the ways I do it.
1. Remember the profound power of focus.
A single hour’s focus can be an enormously powerful thing. Have you ever turned off all social media and just spent a half hour on one thing? Amazing, right? Focus is also very forgiving and you can get it back even when you’ve lost it. In the 12-step movement there is a wonderful line that says: It’s never too late in the day to start the day over. When I can hold focus… or when I can bring it back in the moments it wavers, I accomplish a tremendous amount—easily and without struggle.
2. Let your focus be the engine of your destiny.
I love knowing the roots of words. Did you know the word “focus” comes from the Latin for “hearth”? Think of a large hearth—a roaring fireplace that dominates the great room of a castle. It’s not only the object that draws your eyes as you enter the room… it’s also what generates the heat. It’s where the family gathers. It’s where the meals are prepared and the nourishment is derived. It’s the warm soul of the castle. And how close the word “hearth” is to “heart.” Your focus is just as powerful as that hearth.
3. Keep God in your day.
When God is in your day, you can much more easily focus on exactly where you should and shouldn’t be spending your time. If you’ve been having trouble focusing on your divine destiny and instead keep paying attention to and leaking valuable energy through things and situations that don’t help you move forward (and you know what I mean here), do this: Pray more.
Remember what Proverbs 21:30 states: “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.”
Even though I believe in seeking wise counsel and doing thorough research, both of these can be distracting. There is no substitute for hearing directly from God about His plans for you and your life.
4. Be mindful of who you spend time with.
You have big work to do here and the enemy is competing for your attention all the time. Stay focused by being around the people who keep you sharp and aligned. (“Iron sharpens iron,” after all.)
Everything about God and Heaven flows forward. So, remember who you are, remember the momentum created by consistent focus, start your day with prayer and walk with God in each and every moment of the day.
What God has for you is in front of you, not behind you.
In what ways has God been trying to get your attention? What is the Holy Spirit speaking to YOUR spirit about? And, what is standing in the way of your next step?
I’d love to hear your thoughts — reply below in the comments.
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