What is to focus? The english dictionary puts it as, ‘the centre of interest or activity.’ That said, I was making tea today and instead of focusing on the tea, as it was almost ready, i decided to warm some chicken in the microwave. The minute I turned my head and my eyes were on the microwave instead of the gas where the tea was, it immediately poured all over. I instantly rush to turn off the gas cooker, but the damage was done, the tea had spilled all over the place. I start cleaning up the cooker, so that it doesn’t get sticky and completely forget what I needed to do in the microwave – as it wasn’t a priority in the first place.
This is what happens in our daily lives, we have lost focus on the most important things in life and have put our focus on things that don’t matter at all! Take the lives of young people as an example, they are so much focused with pleasing their peers than pleasing God. Young people of today have disrespected their parents in ways you can’t imagine, getting into drugs and swimming in this world of just but enjoying life for a moment. They have no future, or rather, they don’t want to think of their future and what they can make of it, instead they are destroying it. They have lost focus on what matters in life, and have drowned themselves into a life of partying, drinking and taking drugs. That is why, we are now seeing very many young people going into rehabilitation for drugs and substance abuse, they are getting into depression, and worse still, they commit suicide. They have lost FOCUS!
Money has become the centre of attraction in everything, having money is the ‘in thing’, if you aint got it, you are termed as an underdog. 1Timothy 6:9-10 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. With money, comes power, which if not utilised properly, will not build, but will bring DESTRUCTION. A married couple who at the time when getting married didn’t have it all, and have struggled together as a team to build themselves. Finally, they make it, they hit a gold mine and are now rolling in money, and with that, comes unfaithfulness (most of the times from the husband), who now thinks he can have all the women he wants, because he can now afford to treat them nicely and buy them gifts. At the end of the day, instead of focusing on what is important, in this case its his marriage, he focuses on the passing wind that doesn’t last, and ends up destroying the most important aspect of his life, Family! FOCUS!!
Are you focused in life? Are you focused in what you do? Or are you easily swayed like the wind? Someone who is not focused with what they do, be it a project, campaign, friendship, marriage is like a loosed cannon; unpredictable, uncontrolled and likely to cause hurt and or pain. Focus on your salvation with God, focus on whatever job you have, focus on your friendships, focus on your marriage, focus on your children and loved ones. I don’t know who came up this this quote, which is just awesome “Never ignore someone who cares for you because someday you’ll realise you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones”.
Let Jesus be at the centre of your life, let Him guide, protect, provide. John 10:9-10 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
No one will ever lay down their life for you like Jesus did!