Sharpen Your Focus

These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.

Matthew 15:8 NKJV

Midweek thoughts


Where is your focus?  Is it hard for you to focus on what you need to be focusing on?  It can be very difficult sometimes with everything going on around us.  We multi task while watching tv, we start a conversation and partway through think of something else, so many things that take our focus off of what it should be on.  While we are at work, at home, or out and about doing errands, things take our focus off of where it should be.  So, do you find this happening at church as well?  It often does, even though we don’t intend for it to.

How often do we find ourselves sitting in the pew, the sermon begins, then partway through we find ourselves thinking about something else.  Something far from the message being presented to us.  Sometimes we realize we are distracted and have lost our focus and we try to put our focus back on the message only to find our minds going off in another direction once again.  We must keep refocusing that lens so it is focused just where it needs to be, on our Heavenly Father.

If you find yourself losing focus so much, like we all do, talk to the Lord.  Ask for the Holy Spirit to come down and help you focus.  Spend time talking with God and asking for direction.  The more time we spend trying to focus on Him, the more we will find ourselves doing just that.  Look for anything that will pull your focus back to the Lord.  Prayer, reading a Bible verse, picking out something from the message that hits home and that you can meditate on can help.

Turn your eyes to Him.  Honor Him not just with your lips, but your heart.

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