Something that has been a frustration for me lately, has been all the things that I can’t do.
And then I ran across the above teaching from Sara… “I think that we find what we are meant to do when we stop focusing on what we are kept from doing.”
Wherever your focus is, your vision will be as well. There are many things in life that focus our priorities…social media, school, jobs, relationships, how we look, the clothes we want…the list goes on and on. When our focus is not on God, but on worldly things, that is what our decisions will be based on.
When God and His kingdom are my focus and vision, my decisions will be based on God’s word and His desires. I will look to Him for answers when it comes to decisions about school, jobs, relationships…all my needs, wants and desires.
When we get overwhelmed with our worldly desires, it is often because we lack the time and energy to focus on all that we have in front of us. Time is a finite resource…there are only so many hours in a day. Energy on the other hand, is an infinite resource. Since we can’t increase the number of hours in a day, how are we renewing our energy…our emotional and spiritual energy?
Isaiah 40:21 tells us, “Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”
By turning our focus to God for our answers, for His will and desire for our life, we will find that not only is our energy renewed, we will find that the time in our day is better spent. By focusing on Him, our purpose in this life will become clear.
Have you ever had someone tell you…don’t take your eye off the ball? They tell us that because when we take our eye off the ball, we lose focus and ultimately we may lose in the end. It’s the same when it comes to surrendering to God. If we don’t keep our eyes on Him, we will lose our focus. When we lose our focus, we will feel lost from Him.
There may be many things I can’t do in this season, but what I can do is keep my focus on Him. To seek my purpose during this time and be ready to follow His call. I think we will find what we are meant to do when we keep our focus on Him.
What you focus your life on will be what motivates you. What is motivating you today? Is your vision clear concerning the things of God and are you paying particular attention to His word and what He is instructing you to do today and again tomorrow?