Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 4:25 AMPC
I don’t know about you, but I have a very difficult time focusing on one thing. I get sidetracked so often by anything at all, that there are times I feel very unproductive. It’s not unusual for me to have 4 or 5 open projects on my desk at one time. Granted, I wear a lot of hats at work, but there are times I just stop and tell myself, “Focus, Sandy! Finish one thing and get it off your desk!”
A number of years ago, I heard the Lord say, “Focus on Me!” It was so clear, almost audible, and my reaction was a smile. Walt’s been trying to get me to focus for years! But I’m just trying to understand what that would look like. Dictionary.com shows several definitions, but this is what my eyes landed on;
To focus on Him simply means that our spirits must be tuned in, our spirit eyes focused in on Him. That His voice must be heard and obeyed. His directions followed. Our hearts to know Him, more then an imagination, but a deep understanding of who He is and that we are a small part in His intrical plan in this world. To run the race with eyes set on the prize, knowing our reward awaits us.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. Psalm 34:15 NKJV
God has a clear and sharp image of us, He wants us to have the same sharp image as well. There’s not a moment He forgets us or loses sight of us. He listens intently for our voice, not just when we need His help or desperate for answers, but when we seek to love on Him and truly give Him our complete focus.
Oh Father, I wait on You and as I wait, I sing of Your great love and tender mercies. They are indeed new each morning. Your lovingkindness is greater than life. My lips will praise You and I will bless You as I lift up my hands to You. I ask that You will give me a greater ability to focus on You and Your unchanging Word. No compromise! It’s not about me, it’s only about You. You gave all for me and it’s my turn to give all to You. In the name of Your beloved Son Jesus, Amen.