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The Power of Focus

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.”

– Romans 1:21,22

Today, I want to talk to you about the power of focus. According to the dictionary, focus means “the center of interest or activity,” and I want to assert that when you keep your eyes fixed and focused on Jesus, everything else will work out the way it’s supposed to. As you make Him the center of your attention, He will loosen your grip on yourself and allow you to show agape love to others, even when they disappoint you or don’t give you what you need. Without effort or intense striving, He will empower you to be selfless and you will find yourself giving from a place of fullness; the kind that comes from a citizenship that is firmly established in the Kingdom of God! 

According to Romans 1, there are people whom the Lord has chosen to see Him and understand Him clearly, but because of their wrong focus — an obsession with self and sinful desires — they turn their back on their knowledge and deny His reality. I believe this happens to some people whom He has gifted with a natural inclination towards the things of His Kingdom; those who have a keen awareness of Spiritual realities. Sadly, these folks often become the most destructive because, even though they know deep down the power, life, abundance and goodness of God, they turn their back on Him, choosing instead to become cruel and selfish. This is precisely why proper focus is so important! 

Friend, when you turn your mind and heart towards Jesus and make Him the primary object of your attention and focus, the problems you are most worried about become insignificant. As you allow Him to be the King of your life, you assume your natural position as a prince or princess — an heir of His powerful presence and amazing promises! Keep your Heavenly Father on the throne of your heart, allow Him to transform you and watch as everything else changes!

Prayer


Jesus, I ask for your help as I shift my focus and make you the object of my attention and affection. I want you to take your place on the throne of my heart because it belongs to you.

Reflection


Is Jesus the primary object of your focus? Why or why not?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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