Focus

Sometimes difficulties come our way and we tend to focus so heavily on them that we lose sight of God. Turning against the issue at hand immediately and not stopping until you feel successful in defeating it simply ends badly. Focusing on God as we walk through life makes each day so much more beautiful and joyous. Be infant-like and remember the joys surrounding us.

Approach problems with a gentle step. I know I need to work on not focusing so heavily on what is going wrong or my problems at hand. When you have something difficult in your life, try not to immediately handle conquering it. Bring the struggle to God. This allows you to take a step back from the world and breathe. If you go throughout your day and look at problems under the light of the Lord, everything seems much smaller and much more manageable. While you do this, view things from God’s perspective. You might even find that doing that can show you how minuscule the problem at hand actually is.

Remember the joys of the world when going through life. We tend to be so distracted by daily responsibilities and circumstances that we forget to enjoy our days or our surroundings. Have an “infant-like” view of the world sometimes and just revel in the beauty of God’s creations. Remember that God has not only placed hardships in your life. Every now and then I definitely need to step back and stop counting my hardships but start counting my joys. God places so many wonderful things in our lives. But, when we are so involved with one issue, we are blind to the beauty of life. Being constantly joyful is a lot of work, but it makes everything much better and allows you remember and want to thank God more often.

Focusing on God is huge. Now, it’s not easy, but it’s amazing. When we can step back from the world and just put all of our attention on God and talk with Him, everything seems much more serene. The Bible talks a lot about turning our focus to God. Colossians 3:2 says: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Proverbs 16:3 says: “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” But what does that mean? I believe walking in life with your focus on the Lord involves a few things; two being trust and focus (obviously).

Trust is definitely needed to walk with the Lord. Being able to focus on God means being able to walk in hand with him and trust in His plan. This is something I’ve been working on for a long time. It can be hard to give up control of your life, but we can do it with peace in our hearts because God has a wonderful plan for all of us. We have to know and believe that God is doing everything for a reason and that His reason is for our benefit. Trust is not easy, but as it grows, so will your relationship.

Secondly, focusing on God is important to being able to walk with Him. This means a few things. It means we will have to let go of controlling some priorities that tend to weigh over us and slow us down. Being able to give those things up to God instead of picking them apart for ages can improve your relationship with our Creator greatly. It also means we will have to remember God and what He is doing all the time. Being able to focus on God in daily life means we have to pray to Him often and praise Him constantly. It’s totally worth it. I definitely know that on days when I spend my time praising the Lord or just talking to Him, everything seems better and more simple. The weight of the world can be lifted off of your shoulders with just a little focus readjustment.

When you can’t seem to step away from a difficulty in your life, change your focus. With just a little readjustment, you can view problems in God’s light and see that He will always be there to help you through anything.

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