Stay Focused!

Busy! Busy! Busy! Life can be so busy and we can be so enwrapped in the busy-ness of it to the extent that we forget to focus on God or on His word. Busyness has become the norm in our world and lukewarmness has set in in our faith. Have you tried to sit still for a few minutes to focus on Jesus without getting distracted lately? How many times have you focused on the Lord in this past 24hours without losing your peace? Apart from going to church on Sunday, how many times have you sat still to focus on the Lord or to meditate in his word? Can you see how staying busy has overtaken your world?

If the Lord comes today, will he find you at peace in his word or will he find you in pace with the world? When the children of Israel lost their focus on God, serpents were found in their camp. They were bitten by snakes and many of them died until the Lord intervened. The Lord instructed Moses to make a rod replica to the snake and hang it up on the tree. Anybody who looked up to that replica was healed.

Jesus is like that healing rod on the tree. He went to the cross for your forgiveness, for your healing, for your freedom, for your deliverance and when you stay focused on him on a daily basis, you achieve much more than you can ever imagine. He is the healer. He is the Deliverer. He is the peace that calms all storms. He is the way maker. He is the timekeeper.

Imagine staying focused on Jesus in the midst of your to-do list! wouldn’t things be easier? wouldn’t you achieve much more than you can ever imagine? Instead of getting so easily distracted by things of this world, why not allow yourself a moment with the Lord of the harvest who gives generously and abundantly? He is the one who gives success, wealth and allows anyone to be productive.

When Simon Peter took his eyes off Jesus on the sea, he began to sink until the Lord Jesus intervened. Good situations or bad situations will drown you the moment you take your eyes off Jesus. It is Jesus who sustains and allows you to stay afloat when the storms or distractions of life arises. In situations when things are going well for you; your focus has to be on Jesus. Likewise when things seem to go awry. You have got to recognise distractions and stay focused on Jesus.

When trials and tribulations come into your life, stay focused on Jesus. In sickness and in health, stay focused on Jesus. In richness and in poverty, stay focused on Jesus. When in doubt or when full of faith, stay in Christ, never let your eyes off of him. When running late on things or when you are on time, don’t boast in your own strength and don’t be anxious or worry, you just stay focused on Jesus.

Make a Declaration to Help you Stay Focused in the week

Today I set my mind on things above that I may stay above all distractions, obstacles, principalities and powers of this world. I will stay focused on the Lord and he will enable me to accomplish all that I need to accomplish through his grace. (Colossians 3:2, Phillippians 4:13).
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Today I will awake and seek the Lord in all my plans and he will prosper me in all that I do. I will not worry. I will not be anxious but I will commit the word of the Lord to memory and consciously apply it to my life hence the Lord fulfils his purpose for me. I choose Christ as the centre of my focus in all that I do and anywhere I go therefore all good things are added unto me (Matthew 6:33).
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Today I set my mind on things of the spirit. I choose to live in accordance to heavenly standard and I direct my thoughts towards things that are true, honourable things, justice, purity, lovely things, commendable things, excellence and things that are worthy of praise. As a result, my mind is renewed and my life transforms to the glory of his name (Philippians 4:8).
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I acknowledge the Lord in all I do and he makes my path straight (Proverbs 3:6 ESV)
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My light has come! the glory of the Almighty overshadows me! Today I arise from my slumber, I will make the best use of time. I will act wisely in all I do and I will shine! (Ephesians 5:14-16 ESV)
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Today I am crowned with steadfast love and mercy. My sins are forgiven me. I am healed of all sicknesses and diseases. My life is redeemed from the pit of hell. Praise be to the Lord! (Psalm 103:2-4 ESV)
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