Some of us have a tendency to focus on the past and even to become consumed with it. Others tend to focus on the future and even to become consumed with it. Some tend to do both, ever moving back and forth in our minds from the past to the future and back to the past again. Others do a good job of staying in the present. The most important place of all to focus is ON THE LORD, ON THE BIBLE, and ON HIS WILL for our lives! If we are not careful, we can become so consumed with the past, with the future, and even with the circumstances, situations, people, places, things, challenges, schedules, agendas, appointments, and blessings of our day-to-day lives in the present that we neglect the most important focus of all needs to be ON THE LORD, on HIS WORD, on HIS WILL, and on HIS WAYS!
Friend, as vital as it is that we focus on the present to a reasonable degree anyway and not to get swallowed up with thinking about the past or future, most vital of all is that we don’t become so consumed with our everyday lives and with the world around us that we lose our primary focus which needs to be on the Lord Jesus Christ!
This world is temporary. Ultimately we will end up in heaven forever with the Lord through repentance and faith in Him as Lord and in His death and resurrection and in our lives being devoted to Him or in hell and the lake of fire in forever torment apart from Him because we rejected Him and remained in our sin-ridden lives with our backs turned on Him.
Even now, even in our time remaining on this earth, we must make the Lord and the Bible and His will and ways our highest priority in our focus as He by His Spirit leads those of us who believe in and follow Him forth!
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;…” Hebrews 12:2
Watch your focus. When you find your focus is wrong, change it! Look to the Lord, oh, yes, look to Him! Look to the Bible! And follow His lead day by day and forever and ever, oh yes!
May these verses encourage you to be diligent in focusing on the Lord!
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:1-2
This verse is so encouraging to me in reminding me WHO must be the number one object of my focus. Note whom we should BEHOLD:
“And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!” John 1:36
And some encouragement for focusing on the Bible:
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
And beautiful inspiration for remembering to focus our hearts on the Lord:
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
May the Lord be our greatest treasure! May He be number one in our hearts! And number one as far as our focus is concerned!