Focus

Focus people focus.  We often hear that we need to focus, but how many of us consider where are focus is?

A crowd leaves the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station ...

A crowd leaves the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station on the Washington Metro on July 4, 2006. The crowd behaves like a granular fluid, and people, having the same aim, are more confined than they would normally choose to be. This induces frustration and loss of manners, possibly up to putting individuals into jeopardy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes we focus on ourselves.  After all, we are very busy people.  We are important people.  We have things to do, people to see, goals to achieve, and mountains to conquer.  If we don’t focus on what we want or need, then we may not finish the list or achieve the goal.  While there is a certain amount of focus required for our lives, it may be something else.  We may focus on ourselves for different reasons.  We may be afraid of looking beyond ourselves.  We may feel unsure of whatever is out there beyond us, so we keep our eyes focused only on us.  If we pretend that out there is not there, then we do not take any chances with what is beyond us.

 

Other times we may be concerned that if we expose ourselves to the world, then the world will reject us.  The world will tell us that we are less than we thought we were.  The world will tell us that we are lacking.  The world will reject us.  So, we don’t look at the world.  We stay focused on us.  If we focus on us, then we won’t notice if the world rejects us.

 

Instead of focusing on ourselves, let’s focus on God.  God made each of us in God’s image.  We are made in God’s image, and we can look out to others also created in the image of God.  If we are focusing on God, then there is no reason to fear rejection.  God loves us.  God is love. (1 John 4:8).  That part of the world that we are focused on is God.  God is love.  God is not rejection.  Also, God assures us that  for God, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26).  If we keep our focus on God, then it is possible to get the list done without become absorbed in ourselves.  For today, focus on God.  Let your fears be put aside.  Let your worries about getting things done be put aside.  Focus on God, and God will guide you.

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