It can be difficult to stay focused. We have difficulty concentrating on just one thing when so many are calling out. Our phones are dinging or buzzing. The TV is flashing with images to capture our attention. There are people sitting around us talking. We can find it nearly impossible to focus our attention. It is understandable. Even if we cut out everything else, our minds can wander. We are even challenged to listen to someone else. We may be thinking about the things we need to do. We could be searching for the answers to the questions they are asking. We may be seeking solutions to their problems, even if they are not asking for solutions. Focusing can be difficult.
So it is no surprise if we have difficulty focusing on God. Much of the time, he is more subtle. He provides for us, yet we don’t realize it. He sends people our way with encouragement, but we don’t always listen. He has given us guidelines for living, yet we don’t always read them. He is in constant contact with us. The problem is we don’t always focus. All of those things I mentioned above are already screaming for us – and God is not. To see and hear him, we must look for him, seek him, and focus. Our eyes need to be fixed on him.
This takes our effort and our concentration. It takes our focus and consistently seeking God. He is with us. He is working in our lives. He is taking care of us. Where are your eyes focused?
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
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