Daily Devotional

Keep Your Focus

Learning to focus is perhaps one of our greatest challenges in the world today. When we do too many things at once, we limit our power and ability and end up doing nothing well.

If you have a goal, something you truly want to accomplish, you will need to focus your thoughts, energies and time toward that thing. It is useless to “wish” you could do something; if you truly desire to do something, you must focus and do it! The world is filled with dissatisfied, unfulfilled people, and some of their dissatisfaction is caused by not focusing on what they were meant to do. God has given each of us gifts and abilities, and we should nourish and develop them.

Paul wrote to the Romans telling them to give themselves to whatever their gift was (Romans 12:6–8). I am gifted as a public speaker, but I am not gifted as a musician. I tried in the earlier years of my life to learn to play guitar, but it was a waste of time. We cannot accomplish a thing merely because we want to do so. God only helps us do what He wants us to do. Find out what that is and give yourself to it.

The writer of Ecclesiastes said we are to give our mind to what we are doing. I don’t know about you, but I often find that difficult. My mind has a tendency to wander, and I have to keep calling it back to what is at hand. The more we allow our minds to run wild, the wilder they will be; however they can be trained to focus with some diligent effort.

God has given you an amazing gift—the ability to control your thoughts...the ability to focus. Don’t be discouraged if you frequently find that you have lost your focus or allowed your priorities to get out of line. Just refocus and get back on track! Be determined to finish the things you start and give yourself to what you truly want to do and those things God has for you.

Make the Mind Connection: To accomplish your goal, you will need to focus your thoughts, energy and time toward that thing.

KEEP YOUR foot [give your mind to what you are doing] when you go [as Jacob to sacred Bethel] to the house of God. For to draw near to hear and obey is better than to give the sacrifice of fools [carelessly, irreverently] too ignorant to know that they are doing evil. [Gen. 35:1-4; Exod. 3:5.]”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Have bless day!!!

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Born: Bronx, New York
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Birth: April 16
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