And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.” Ezekiel 40:4
Why is focus so important? You’ve probably heard the saying, “What you feed grows, what you starve dies.” When you focus on your weakness, whether you realize it or not, you’re merely magnifying them, feeding them and causing them to become strong in your life. But when you focus on your strengths, your weaknesses simply fade into the distance as your strengths come to the forefront.
This verse reminded me that we are to fix our minds on what God shows us, not what the enemy points out to us. We are to see what God shows us and hear only what He says and be completely convinced of their truth so that we can tell others. If we’re not fully persuaded, how can we persuade others?
Jesus talked about this in Mark 11:23 when He said, “ For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Logic is mans way, faith is Gods way. When you focus on His Word, it becomes the rock you stand on when the storm tries to blow you off balance. You must be fully convinced that if God said it, it can’t happen any other way.
When your focus is on the circumstances (pain, lack, bad report etc.), it grows to such large proportions that it consumes you. But if you focus on others and continue to speak the Word over your situation, you’ll find the circumstances will change.
Focus on God-glance at the problem!